Along the St-Maurice River by Alexi Hobbs

This project aims to explore and investigate rural Quebec as a city-dwelling outsider by photographing people and places along the St-Maurice River and attemps to show a slice of rural Quebec's current cultural landscape.Located in central Quebec, midway between Québec and Montréal and slicing Trois-Rivières right down the middle, the St-Maurice River is of interest because, forsaken by younger generations who've fled for the cities, it is rife with nostalgic idiosyncrasies of abandonment. Contrasting this vacated feeling is the teeming presence of industry and tourism in the shape of hydro-electric dams, logging trucks, snowmobiling, canoeing and dog-sledding foreigners and cityfolk.

Alexi Hobbs is a Montreal, Canada based photographer.
To view more of Alexi's work, please visit his website.
Follow Alexi on Twitter : @ahobbs

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Two frenchmen attempting to play hockey, 2010 


Overlooking La Tuque, 2010 


Pont Rivière-aux-Rats, 2009 


Breakfast in Mattawin, 2009 


Untitled, 2010 


Untitled, 2010 


Barrage de La Tuque, 2010 


Untitled, 2009 


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Untitled, 2011 


Untitled, 2010 


L'amour PQ, 2010 


Untitled, 2011 


Untitled, 2010 


Le casse-croûte du boss, 2010 


La St-Maurice, 2010 


Untitled, 2009 

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