What does music look like? For local photographer Jehu Jacob Mahautiere this question is at the forefront of his artistic work.
“I was a DJ in Montreal, that is where my passion for art comes from,” says Mahautiere, who moved to Ottawa about a decade ago.
His time spinning records in night clubs and dance parties, he tells me, led him to make a direct connection between sound and images.
“When I listened to music I had an image in my head,” he says in a phone interview. “When I heard a song I would create the video in my head and that is what I transpose in my photography.”
Curious to see how this worked in practice, we asked the budding artist to create a short photo-essay (see below) on the relation between music and images.
For those who want to see his work in a more formal setting, Mahautiere is having a one-day exhibit of his photography this coming Friday, June 19 at Prinzo Fine Catering (85 O’Connor). Tickets are $20 and get you into the exhibit (6 to 10 pm), as well as the after party (10 pm to 2 am) where you can dance the night away. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great beats will be on offer.
For information on how to purchase tickets see the exhibit’s Facebook page.
R&B Love song