We are fascinated with fire. We are drawn to it… watching a candle or a campfire… or a burning house. Strangely, it seems to brings us together. It makes us feel like one against that mysterious force of nature. Fortunately, this time it consumed only bricks and wood – march 16 2014
One thing I am pushing this year is Photography. Since I took that stand, ideas has emerged. One of these ideas is to use photography to connect and get to know people who inspire me. I am blessed to know many inspiring people in my social echo system and this project is exciting for me because it’s not just about photography, it’s also about knowing amazing people and share that experience with you!
Who’s Bram? If you don’t know him yet, he is a yoga teacher, writer, mentor and lecturer. His yoga teachings are beyond the fitness aspect of yoga… They touch the soul and you get out of the class with an open heart and the desire to be a better person… and you are. More recently he released his first book called The “Examined Life”
I contacted Bram to ask him for this shoot and he said yes right away. I was very pleased by his generosity and simplicity. We arranged the shoot to be at Luna Yoga just after a saturday morning class. When everybody left, we went back inside the class and talked a little but also just stayed there, feeling the energy that was still present
So he started as a yoga teacher and then became a writer, mentor and a lecturer. More recently he released his first book called The Examined Life
Lately, I have been enjoying more and more the documentary aspect of photography. Being there at the right moment. Capturing something that’s worth showing. I get all excited when I get to snap that magic instant and freezing it in time. I realize that I am stimulated and inspired by improvisation. Feeling the vibration, anticipating, putting myself at the right place just before it happens. I am fascinated with people, characters. If I could, I would observe people for a living. Maybe I can… With my camera? Work in progress (WIP)
I have known Francois for about 12 years now. In my DJ days, we where playing a lot together. We also had residencies together in Montreal in big venues like Unity, Circus and Stereo. Since I’ve retired from the scene in 2007, François hasn’t stopped to rock the crowds in Montreal. His love and dedication to music that has soul makes him one of the best DJs I know. I am very proud to be part of his friends.
2014 is a year that I plan to focus on portraits. As I mentioned in the past portraits is one of my favorite thing to do in photography. Of course I already do a lot of portraits of my daughter but I will go outside of my comfort zone and photograph “real people”. Ok I already cheated as Vanessa is not “real people” but I’ll try to improve in the near future. A part from being the mother of my child, she’s also an fashion designer.
I tried… I tried hard not to flood this blog with photos of my daughter but I failed. I love her and I want to take a million of photos of her. She’s beautiful, funny and entertaining. She’s my inspiration. When I go on the streets to shoot I don’t have the same spark than capturing a glimpse of her amazingness…
Santa was very nice to me this christmas, he got me a brand new sony A7 with a brand new voigtlander 35 1.2. Ok it wasn’t santa. It was me… but I did wrap it and wait until the 25th so I would really enjoy it. I really did. I was especially nervous that I would be disappointed since I already have a olympus OM-D EM-5 and I am very happy with it.
So… I am not disappointed at all. We are in a new league here… Much better quality in high iso. Much more details and better resolution. the colors are richer and deeper. One thing that I really enjoy is the remote ios application that I can use for self-portraits.