About Cendrine Marrouat - Cendrine Marrouat

Documenting Life's Little Things


Cendrine Marrouat

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.

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.

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.

Vieux Montréal (Old Montréal, Canada Old Montréal, Canada - reminigram)

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?

Cendrine

Feel free to download my one-sheet kit here

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