Swiss Chapter: Favourite of the Month - September 2014

30 October 2014

Chapter: Switzerland

In September again Roland Imi's photograph was chosen the favourite of the month of the Swiss chapter ecircle. The title is 'Homage to Auguste-Rosalie Bisson' and here are a few words about it: 

Being interested in the history of photography as an exercise I try to match a particular master photographer’s style to scenes I come across.  In this instance out and about in the mountains here I Switzerland I ask myself how would have the Bisson brothers treated the scene. The objective is not to reproduce their pictures but more create something in the style of - hence the homage in the title.  I do not do this on every shot else you will always be copying and never create your own style but it does train the eye.  Maybe it is the photographic equivalent of piano scales.