Anachromism: A neologism made from combining Anachronism - a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned, an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong. and the suffix -chrome, which comes from the Greek khrôma, meaning colour. The most common usage for the suffix -chrome in the 20th Century was Kodachrome, the wonderful Kodak colour slide film, sung about by Simon and Garfunkel and used by everyone. This conflation seemed perfect for using a digital camera to take photographs of 21st Century people dressing as 17th and 18th Century people.
Nova Scotia has a long and storied history, and I am proud to consider myself a Bluenoser. While I have lived all over the world, and my accent sounds more English than anything, Nova Scotia is where I have spent the longest, and it is my home. One side of my family has Nova Scotian roots going back to the Loyalists, the other has none. I moved to Nova Scotia at age 8, and have loved it ever since, despite spending over 12 years away from it as an adult. The long absence made the homecoming all the sweeter.
One interesting feature of Nova Scotian culture is its Museums. We are an old province, for North America, and we try to keep our history alive for residents and visitors alike. Scattered throughout rural Nova Scotia are over 100 museums; Federal, Provincial, Municipal, and private. Many of these are immersive costumed experiences, where you can see what it might have been like to live on a farm, a fortress, or bustling town, anywhere from the 1700s to the 1950s. As a photographer I love visiting these sites; the lack of telephone wires and poles, traffic and neon, make photographing the surroundings a joy. The simpler objects, pursuits, and construction form beautiful compositions that beg to be captured. So I oblige.
The work collected here was shot between 2006 and 2014, with Canon cameras and lenses, and processed with Adobe Photoshop.