Provocative architecture continues to command my attention and compels me to photograph its soothing abstract and geometric features. In the series Inside/Out, I look beyond the straightforward characteristics of these graphic backdrops and focus my attention on parallel worlds suggested by reflections in windows and other mirror-like surfaces.
None of the photographs in this series have been staged. Nor do they include any in-camera double exposures or post-processing tricks.
They are real scenes photographed from different vantage points that play with our perceptions.
These images may be confusing at first, challenging viewers to figure out what is being reflected and how. Are we looking from the outside in? Or, from the inside out? Are the distorted reflections real or imagined?
In Inside/Out, those distinctions don’t really matter because the two worlds co-exist within the same frame. And that’s part of the fun.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Judith Montminy spent more than a decade writing arts features for the Boston Sunday Globe. At the Globe, she began each new assignment by asking, “What’s the angle?” Now a fine art photographer, she continues to ask that same question, but her answer is far more literal. The “angle” is how she positions herself to capture a compelling cityscape’s geometric forms and abstractions.
In 2017 her “Enlightenment” series was featured in the invitational exhibit “Behind the Lens, Women in Photography” at Providence Center for Photographic Arts, renamed Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Montminy’s award-winning photographs also have appeared in international, national and regional juried exhibits, including Prix de la Photographie Paris, International Monochrome Awards, Griffin Museum of Photography’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Complex Museum’s Winter Juried Show, and “Best of Photography 2014” published by Photographer’s Forum Magazine.
Montminy is a juried Artist Member of NY-based National Association of Women Artists, MA-based Cambridge Art Association, South Shore Art Center and Plymouth Guild Russell Gallery. She studied photography at Harvard, Griffin Museum, and South Shore Art Center. Montminy lives in Duxbury MA where she serves on the local Cultural Council, Bumpus Gallery Board of Directors, and Duxbury Camera Club Steering Committee.
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