Montreal is a small city, often considered a transient place– not somewhere you necessarily stay. Sometimes I feel I’m reaching the ceiling of the city, that I’ll be gone soon. The ceiling always manages to get higher. I’ve often said that I travel in order to make my pictures, though this book may say otherwise. These photographs were taken between 2011 and 2019 and are a document of my time in Montreal thus far.
Tess Roby is a photographer and musician based in Montreal, Canada. Her photographs abstract her day- to-day movements; finding sublimity in the commonplace and delicately revealing its beauty. Roby graduated from the Concordia University Photography program in 2016, and has since completed two solo exhibitions, In View (2017), at Battat Contemporary in Montreal, and Like Water, A Window (2018), at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of Contact Photography Festival. Her work has been published in VICE and by Pomegranate Press. In 2018, she released her debut album Beacon with Italians Do It Better.