Evelyn Chartres Author

Art Embodied

There few opportunities to go out and explore during this last trip. Sometimes the opportunity simply eluded me or other priorities were given precedence. To put it mildly, this had been a long and grueling trip and work hours regularly extend beyond sixteen hours. Hence given an opportunity to sleep, I embraced it wholeheartedly.

I did visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I had been there before but remembered little of it, so this time I made sure to bring my camera. I often prescribe to the shotgun approach to photography, as in take a lot of pictures and sort them out later. This has worked well for me in the past, since a random shot of a painting inspired the cover for The Portrait.

The embodiment of art

The shot above was one of the gems found in my archive of pictures from that day. In the corner surrounded by two paintings there was a patron enjoying the exhibits just as I was.  However, her clothes and pose seemed to fit in perfectly with her surroundings.

In a way she seemed to be the embodiment of art. True? False? Who cares! I only hope this shot can inspire others as did for me.

A Tour on Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

I had the opportunity to land on les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada.  The Magdalen Islands are small chain of islands located north of Prince Edward Island, Canada in the Saint Lawrence Gulf. While my stay was relatively short, I did visit a few museums, smoke house and a cheese maker.

The island is sparsely populated, offers beautiful landscapes, beaches, sea-side views and wind. I posted the above pictures in the hopes that it would inspire someone!

A Stroll Through Boston

Today I had the opportunity to visit to Boston, Massachusetts. I have been here a couple of times before, but this time I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the Museum of Fine Arts. This allowed me to take better pictures of Susan Apthorp, the picture used for the cover for the Portrait.
I also took the time to visit the Christmas tree we give the city for their support during the Halifax Explosion. Interesting point of note, there is no sign or advertising as to why the huge tree is there.
Here are some of the shots taken from within the museum and during my jaunt.  I hope they serve as a bit of inspiration!

A Stroll Through Montréal’s Vieux-Port

I have been travelling of late, which is one of the reasons why my posts are a bit chaotic of late.  Today, I managed to get away with a camera and take some shots of the city of Montréal. This is one of Canada‘s oldest cities and will be celebrating its 375th soon!

Specifically I had the opportunity to walk through the Vieux-Port area of the city.  There is a lot of beautiful architecture, churches, museums and street performers to find there.  For potential inspiration, I felt it would be nice to post some shots from my travels.

I hope you enjoy!