Le Salon de Femmes

PhotographerMalcolm Sinclair Lobban
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The story is about two women, two close friends, who spend a lazy afternoon in the ‘Les Salon de Femmes’, not speaking but communicating through their gaze and body language. Influenced by the photographs of Sarah Moon & Deborah Turberville, the atmosphere and mood of the images builds some mystery in their relationship, but leaves the viewer with a sense of suspense.

About Photographer

Born in 1959, Malcolm is an architect with a passion for photography. As a student studying architecture he was drawn to the black and white street photography in Paris and New York City from the 30's-60's in particular the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, and Robert Doiseau. While studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ryerson School of Image Arts, he became interested in the black and white fashion/portraits/fine art photographs of Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Peter Lindbergh, Irvin Penn, and Ruth Bernhard from the 60's/70's. Malcolm was a finalist in the TZ Zebra Awards ( 2012, 2014 & 2016), the IPA awards ( 2015 & 2016) and the Photographer’s Forum Magazine Photography Awards (2013 & 2014 ). His images were featured in Black & White Magazine’s Portfolio Awards issues in August 2013, 2015 & 2016 , and Black & White Magazines Single Image Awards issues -February 2014 to 2017.