David Bigg – Black’s Distillery 2019
Title: David Bigg University of Ottawa - Discovering the Hidden City
Tu | W 11 am to 6 pm
Th to Sat 11 am to 9 pm
Sun noon to 4 pm
Friday April 5
7 to 9 pm
David Bigg is a visual artist and photographer. He graduated from the Peterborough Integrated Arts Program at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in 2017. He has shown at a variety of venues, including Artspace, By the Bridge and the Best of High School Art. He first became interested in film photography when he was given his grandfathers old OM-1 SLR camera. He now shoots 35mm, 120, and 4x5 film formats, and uses a variety of vintage and antique cameras, some up to 80 years old, as well as using his cell phone for mobile photography. He shoots and develops all of his own film, as well as doing all of his own darkroom work. He is presently studying fine arts at the University of Ottawa.
These photos explore the everyday as seen from new perspectives, focusing on the abstract compositions inherent in the world when one takes the time to look for them.
I used the limitations of the photographic medium (static images, fixed perspective and depth of field), as well as the limitations of different types of cameras (including my smartphone, as well as 35mm, 120, and 4x5 film cameras) to force myself to look at the world in a different way. Limiting myself to the black and white format further stripped away all the non-essential elements until all that was left was the interplay of shadow and light.