Collectif Creativity: 24Mar2023

by Francois Desjardins

This “cameras” series has been created over the past couple of years. In that time I have produced probably close to 100 of these.  Some are printable and many are horrible!  Each piece is a montage of my own photos, many taken specifically for this purpose, and is the result of many hours of detailed work to achieve a specific vision.  

As it was intended as a comment on the nature of the medium, it was also another exercise in experimental photography, ignoring any implied realism.  Call it a self-imposed challenge!

A set of these has been graciously curated by Emily MacLeod and is currently on display at the Cline House Gallery in Cornwall along with the amazing works of another local experimental photographer, Jessica Sarrazin.  The show is up until April 1st. 

Sample Cameras

Isn’t it time you shared your creative activities? 

Send JPG image(s) to with up to 100 words per image describing some or all of what moved you to spend time thinking about and producing . . . something! Share how/if creativity affects (controls?) your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for each image.

Writers – we want to hear from you! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an image of some sort because that’s the media world we live in. 

Everyone, share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. Francois, Lovely images and great viewed at the gallery. I like the presentation here despite the limitations of the medium.


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