The blurring of time and space captured in time-lapse photography while the photographer is in motion has resulted in patterns and colours that here resemble a long coastal breaking wave.
Labbe uses time-lapse photography to capture this image of the landscape while he is in motion. His large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on a Dibond (an aluminum composite panel), and faced cleanly with plexiglass. A stainless steel channel is mounted to the work on the back for easy installation. Each print is unique. Labbe only makes 3 variations (cropped in different proportions) from each photograph.
Québec born Etienne Labbé trained as a molecular biologist in Montréal and Toronto. As an artist, he has worked in several mediums – sculpture, watercolour, mixed media and photography. His work consists of rapidly shifting explorations of scale, colour, light and mood. Movement is used as a creative and transformative force by which ordinary landscapes are altered. Labbé’s work is held in several private collections across Canada.