Place St-Henri Station

This artist won the 2008 Flash Forward Emerging Photography Competition!

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John van der Woude
Place St-Henri Station, 2008
from the series Benched

This image is from a Metro station that I frequented on my daily commute to and from work. I loved the simplicity of the benches against the brick. In the station, each section of brick has different colours, from yellow to red to green to the blue photographed here. For me, the blue was the most striking against the colour of the bench and the juxtaposition of a ocean-esque blue in an underground cavern. I also really like the more subtle features in this photo, like the “danger” stickers down by the tracks, how the grout between the bricks is dirtier above the bench from people sitting there. It’s regularly a busy station in a less than favorable area of MontrĂ©al, so I photographed it early on a Sunday morning, avoiding commuters and, in general, ensuring a relatively easy photo shoot.

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