Rebecca Cairns | Montreal, Canada

Short bio…

I am a Toronto-born photographer who currently resides in Montreal. I attended Humber College where I did my studies in creative photography. Since my graduation, my work has been featured in many exhibitions and publications on an international level and I have been fortunate enough to have collaborated with many different artists working in a wide variety of mediums. In 2011, I released my first book, titled ‘ghost’, and have since switched over from digital to all analogue based means.

You shoot film because…

The mystery and the wonder that lays behind shooting analogue is one that is rewarding. The act of shooting something (regardless of whether or not you have an actual ‘plan’) and not having any idea of what exactly it is you’ll see after development. Film is a constant learning process. Analogue does not give you the instant results which today’s technologies do – it reminds us that time exists and sometimes we must wait for or work for a desirable end product.

Your photography feels like…

Distorted dreams. A dystopia.
Somewhere in between the true and false, the real or imagined.

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