Category Archives: from the archives

Image posts and their related stories from the archives of fine art photographer, Serge Chriqui.

shack off the freeway

Shack Off The Freeway

driving in western new york en-route to nyc, this shack off the freeway caught my eye… i pulled over and set up my camera/tripod to take the shot. as I was putting my gear away, a police car pulled up behind me with lights flashing etc… i was told that what i had done was illegal and never to do it again – off with a warning, as it were… anyway, glad i got the shot!

 this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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wicker chair

Wicker Chair

a wicker chair ‘planter’ on the grounds of st. anne’s spa in grafton, ontario.

a lazy day trip out, east of toronto, took me to this historic site. the setting is quiet, peaceful and serene… the grounds are on a plateau overlooking the gentle rolling hills of northumberland county. made of stone, the main building dates back to the mid-1800’s.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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life jackets

Life Jackets

a piece of toronto nostalgia. still in re-explore-the-city-mode; that first summer of my return to my hometown from vancouver (after a 13+ year absence).

i made my way downtown to the toronto islands ferry terminal to reacquaint myself with the city skyline on a beautiful august summer night. as luck would have it, it was like a ghost town this particular evening. the ferry itself was no different… very few people aboard. as i made my way in, i was taken aback by a scene that i had not witnessed in over 25 years! all those orange life jackets stored above… i set up my gear and voila!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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two chairs

Two Chairs

exploring the area around the distillery district in toronto brought me to one of the heritage buildings on cherry street. on the loading dock, at the side of the building was a bunch of ‘stuff’ strewn about… amongst it all were these two rickety chairs just sitting there – i thought they would make for an interesting photo… so a little rearranging and voila!

incidentally, i had just returned to toronto after living in vancouver for about 13 years or so. it was precisely during this visit to ‘the distillery’ that cemented my thoughts of selling my work and turning ‘pro’. there were vendors setup in the district’s pedestrian streets; i inquired at the offices and was told to apply for the following summer… the rest is indeed history!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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window and street lamp

Window And Street Lamp

on a quick weekend trip to montreal, i managed to get a few hours of touring in after attending a family function. this window and street lamp were photographed in the old port area of the city.

i don’t get back to montreal nearly enough – i know there are many gems there for the camera…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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tree swirl

Tree Swirl

spending a day or two in the mt. baker-snoqualmie national forest was always a lot of fun… a little exploration got me to this wonderful old stump. sometimes you get lucky – look how the clouds lined up beautifully! lovely when mother nature provides such beauty!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

 

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mt. shuksan reflections

Mt. Shuksan Reflections

not too far south of the canadian border in north-western washington state is the mt. baker-snoqualmie national forest. state route 542 winds through it and gives access to picture lake. this is the oft-photographed mt. shuksan peak reflected on it.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: landscapes and waterscapes

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clouds and the tree

Clouds And The Tree

as with clouds over the barnthis was photographed on the north side of the i-90, near three forks, montana.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: landscapes and skyscapes 1

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clouds over the barn

Clouds Over The Barn

travelling along the i-90 in montana, after visiting yellowstone national park, this lovely scene appeared on the south side of the highway.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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road to yellowstone

Road To Yellowstone

leaving the north entrance to yellowstone national park on a beautiful, cloud-filled morning.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: roadscapes and skyscapes 1

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