Anne Launcelott


June 2011

New Work New York is a collection of new photographs that capture the colour, light and gesture of New York’s city streets. Anne presents the world as it is: the people, their stories and the themes of everyday life. “In this digital world, with fewer and fewer images we see being honest representations of real life, I feel my kind of photography is more important than ever.”

As a street photographer, her photographic approach is a meditative one. “There is nothing I love more than walking the streets of Halifax, or some other locale, camera in hand, being totally in tune with the moment and photographing what stops me be it colour, texture, light or gesture. I want to tell a story through my images and evoke an emotion in the viewer. I do not use a tripod, I only use natural light, and I rarely crop.”

About Anne Launcelott

Anne was born in Nottingham, England and immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of three. She received her first camera, a Brownie instamatic, around the age of 14 and has had a passion for photography ever since. She has always pursued a variety of artistic expressions all her life. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1978 until 1983 when she started her family. As her children grew up, she recorded their growth and activities mainly in black and white and set up a darkroom to develop her own prints.

Anne has made colour photography the main focus of her artistic expression since 2005 after being introduced to a contemplative approach to this art form. She is interested in photographing the world as it is and loves to go for walks, camera in hand, tuning into the inherently rich and vivid world around her. Anne feels that colour photography is the medium that best expresses her creativity and attraction to colour, light and gesture.

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Pictured: Anne Launcelott, "Soho, New York" Limited Edition Photograph


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