Documenting Life’s Little Things
Thank you for your interest in my work.
My name is Cendrine Marrouat. (It is pronounced as “san-drEEn mar-wah”. The “t” at the end is optional.) Originally from Toulouse, France, I have called Canada my home for more than a decade. I am a photographer, content creator, social media trainer, and French instructor. I have also authored 10 books, three of which are photography collections. The latest one, titled Life’s Little Things: The Quotes, mixes images and words of wisdom.
I specialize in nature, black-and-white and closeup images. My photography seeks the mundane to capture the fleeting, but true beauty of life in its many forms.
I approach photography in the same way as I write poetry. It’s not about the tools. It’s about the moment when my eyes catch a story that needs to be told.
In Old Palmyra, Syria, 2009
What happens next, is a spiritual yearning to describe the scene with my camera. However, it is during the editing process that my poetic background comes into play. Every photo must achieve two goals: simplicity and serenity.
I use the pure black and white format to convey timelessness. Occasional tinges of sepia are for added depth. Finally, colors stand for romanticism.
Toulouse, France (2014)
I have a passion for old, black-and-white images, especially tintypes and daguerreotypes. Unfortunately, as great as digital photography is, it cannot emulate those old-fashioned processes.
So, a couple of years ago, after multiple failed attemps, I decided to create my own style, called “reminigrams”. The word is a combination of two ideas: ‘reminiscence’, which stands for a memory or the act of recovering it; and ‘-gram’, a suffix of Greek origin meaning “something written” or “drawing”.
Each picture in this ongoing series depicts a scene from a past that could have been.
You will find my reminigrams here.
Photography has taught me to see the world in a different light. And I want to celebrate that with you.
Will you join me on the journey?
Feel free to download my one-sheet kit here.