The blurring of time and space captured in time lapse photography while the photographer is in motion has resulted in lined pale beach, cerulean water and darker sapphire sky streaked with clouds in this five foot long photograph. Captured using a low shutter speed to blur the patterns and colours of subjects, the image is further abstracted by digital manipulation. Labbe's large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglas. 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 proportion) 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.