Click to preview Visit to a Surrey Townhouse photo book

My wife and I were visiting my brother in law on the occasion of his birthday. Her present was an offer to paint his bathroom. While they were upstairs discussing colour choices I found myself at loose ends with little to occupy myself. Both newspapers we subscribe to had been read during the ferry crossing. I had forgotten to take a book and there were few magazines of interest.

Well aware on how long a discussion of colour can take, I decided to use the situation to see what I could find in the way of photographs inside the townhouse. The result is series of images, dominated by the close-up. They are offered in the same order that they were photographed. There were a few deletions for technical faults.

One of my continuous interests since 1969 has been exaggerated colour and enhanced contrast and detail. I applied several recently discovered new concepts and manipulations to this series of images.


About the Author

Raymond St Arnaud
starnaud Victoria, BC, Canada

The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification.

I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion.
My images are marketed in the United States by and are also available on

Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986.

Publish Date  May 12, 2012

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  50 pgs ProLine Pearl Photo Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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