Geoffrey James | the artist
The artist Geoffrey James
Born 1942, St Asaph, Wales, England.
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada, .
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orn in Wales, Geoffrey James lives and works in Toronto. For over 30 years, Geoffrey James has used photography to investigate Western society through its landscapes…
I learned that before you can make a picture, you have to find the spot, and you find the spot by walking. There is a walking activity with the machine and you are not peering through it – you are sort of sniffing, you are like a dog, trying to find the right spot. It is very, very instinctive… There is always a sense of anticipation and richness of something to come – a journey to be made, almost a narrative…
Villa Farnese, Caprarola, 1989
For his exhibition, James presents Field Notes, a new set of images extending the interest in agrarian landscape that has shaped his photographs of parks and gardens over the past 30 years. In the series, James shows pasture lands located at the edge of Kitchener-Waterloo that lie on the cusp of dramatic development transformations…