Stillness and Solitude: Photography by Madi Chambers
Ontario artist Madi chambers captures moments of movement as well as stillness and solitude. Working primarily in photography, the artist’s portfolio includes personal subjects as well as stills from music video shoots.
I enjoy the way Madi builds different photographic compositions around different subjects, focusing on whatever needs to be the focus of a particular image. In her Organs series, which we looked at in our previous feature of her domestic photographs, Madi embraces an interesting combination of stark, brightly lit space and diffused, colored light, creating images that seem at once isolated and warm.
The set stills that Madi has available on her portfolio website are quite striking as well. The difference in tone and aesthetic between two separate video productions is incredible to see when the images are placed side-by-side. I find these images great examples of not only the artist’s versatility with the photographic medium, but also the wide range of subjects that are waiting to be captured.