Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on March 4, 2017
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on February 23, 2017
While extremely busy preparing my last exhibition just before Christmas I didn’t post this interesting book where an image of mine illustrate this elegant cover jacket. The sober image is based on a digital file, where a black & white film profile was applied to simulate a specific tonal curve and grain characteristic. Even if the book was printed with grey ink, I have found that the result worked quite well in this particular case. The best of both world, the predictability of the digital combined with the soul of the film!
Hammer is The Prayer, selected poems by Christian Wiman. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Jacket design by Na Kim. A courtesy of Millennium Images.
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Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on March 29, 2016
My work appear on the front cover of Kathy Reichs novel “Fahr zur Höll ” published by the Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH.
Courtesy Millennium Images/Plainpicture.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on May 22, 2015
My work just got published on the MAGNUS fiction book cover, from french author Sylvie Germain in South Korea. As it is often the case with the Munhakdongne publisher, the graphic design is pure and simple, a joy for the busy eyes!
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on February 17, 2015
Héloïse d’Ormesson edition has used one of Gaétan Charbonneau’s images on Marc Michel-Amadry upcoming novel. A second book cover from Héloïse d’Ormesson edition.
A courtesy of Millennium Images.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on April 29, 2013
Here is my last book cover image, in store June 13th. Always great to grace the front cover of a novel. Everytime feels like the first time!
Written by Lori Roy/Until She Comes Homes, published by Dutton, jacket design Jason Johnson.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on October 4, 2012
I often find interesting highly conceptual nature images done with artificial light, from an artistic point of view. It is not only the stark contrast of nature vs controlled lighting and enhanced computer imagery , it’s also the classic duality of nature vs artificial setting/urbanization that makes the idea more interesting when treated with this aesthetic point of view.
Roots, Lorraine, Quebec, Canada. All rights reserved, Gaétan Charbonneau ©/Millennium Images.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on January 3, 2011
Yesterday I picked up the magazine where this image actually appear, Tricycle/The buddhist review, winter 2010. On these occasions I always have flashes of the state of mind I was in when I created the image. Sure enough the tittle of the article is “Mind like a Mirror/ The shimmering reflections of consciousness“, written by Andrew Glendzki.
I recall that at the time I was literally driving with mirrors in the back of my car, not quite sure how I would craft my final ideas. It didn’t pop up immediately, I had mirrors on the grass, under my harms, pieces of mirrors broken on the sidewalk and a couple of other concepts. The only thing that kept me searching for an idea I could be happy with, was my habit of printing my work, and looking at my prints side by side. It was the continuity, the flow of my mind looking for something, but not quite getting there that I could see on these prints. The only thing I could understand clearly was that I was getting closer with every picture, hence the final idea that appear here (model Brandon Queen holding the mirror).
That is precisely the point with editing. Of course it is to select the so-called final image(s), but it is above everything else, to see hints and traces of the future work that will take form. This method make sense for me, even (especially!) in an age where computer screens are taking away so much of our attention. Who knows, working this way might even be a revelation for those who never tried it out, a bit like having a shimmering reflections of consciousness… !
The Mirror, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All rights reserved, Gaétan Charbonneau © /Millennium Images.