What does your photographer say about your brand?

Whether you are an energetic startup, an established multinational, or a passionate small business owner, your business has a brand. Word of mouth is important, and in today’s visually obsessed world of social media, your businesses visual reputation is just as important as its service reputation. Taking the time to chose the right photographer for… Continue reading What does your photographer say about your brand?

Surviving COVID 19 isolation as a freelancer

Another COVID 19 related blog post. Seems that everyone is talking about it, 24/7 on the news, neighbors, online, socials… it’s everywhere. I thought I would add to the noise and talk about how it is impacting the world of a freelancer who works mainly in event photography. Because really, I don’t feel like watching… Continue reading Surviving COVID 19 isolation as a freelancer

How to quickly add dozens of hashtags in your socials

Tired of always putting in the same hashtags to get some sort of pretend social traction? For a few years, I’ve been using a super easy shortcut on my iphone. I was chatting with random people while working yesterday and we came upon the subject of using hashtags and figured I’d create a new tip… Continue reading How to quickly add dozens of hashtags in your socials

Post Malone | Montreal Concert Photographer | Pierre B Photo

How do you classify an artist such as who has a stage name that was created with an online rap name generator? To say that Austin Richard Post (aka Post Malone) is a rapper isn’t enough. Posty kind of melds hip hop with country with rock and throws in a bunch of tracks while singing.… Continue reading Post Malone | Montreal Concert Photographer | Pierre B Photo

Best of 2019 concert photos

The last 12 months have been pretty intense for my concert photography. I’ve continued my 5 year working relationship with the amazing folks at Bell Media, covering shows during the year for iHeartradio, CHOM FM, Virgin Radio … and adding on board Rouge FM and Energie this past year. My summers are packed with the… Continue reading Best of 2019 concert photos

Gowan | Corona Theatre | Montreal Concert Photographer

A classic in the Canadian rock world for the last 40 years… Lawrence Gowan, known on stage as just Gowan, can still pack a venue, as was the case with the Corona Theatre. The venue had chairs all around, but by the end of the first set, the crowd was all standing. It was for… Continue reading Gowan | Corona Theatre | Montreal Concert Photographer

Jonas Brothers | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

After a little over 6 years of being officially split, the Jonas Brothers finally decided to tour together once again. The once Disney stars from the mid 2000s had some individual solo efforts over the years, but judging by the loud screams at Montreal’s Bell Centre, the fans were just a wee bit happy to… Continue reading Jonas Brothers | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

The Offspring + Sum 41 | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Place Bell in Laval had an amazing double bill for punk rock fans last night. Legends The Offspring, along with Canadian punk rockers Sum 41, took to the stage in front of a packed arena. Presentement by local summer punk festival 77 Montreal, the evening started at an early 7pm with English punkers Dinosaur Pile-Up… Continue reading The Offspring + Sum 41 | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Moist | Corona Theatre | Montreal Concert Photographer

It has been 25 years since Canadian rockers Moist released their multi platinum album Silver. I was 18 at the time, right smack in my first concert going phase of my life. I remember seeing them at Montreal’s Spectrum for the first time and their stage energy blew me away. I believe I have totalled… Continue reading Moist | Corona Theatre | Montreal Concert Photographer

50 photos for 50 years of rock and roll at CHOM FM

Never would teenage Pierre imagine that he would be part of the extended family of the radio station he listened to every day (and called in to contests way too often). CHOM 97.7 is celebrating 50 years today. 50 years of rock and roll in Montreal. Randy Bachman was the first even artist I covered… Continue reading 50 photos for 50 years of rock and roll at CHOM FM

The Chainsmokers | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

The pop EDM duo The Chainsmokers seem to come to the city at least once a year, and each and every time, the place is turned into a party. From headlining IleSoniq last year, a sold out show in 2017, The Chainsmokers were back at the Bell Centre for their World War Joy tour. The… Continue reading The Chainsmokers | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

J Balvin | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

The hugely popular Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin made his way to Laval’s Place Bell and played in front of a packed house. While J Balvin had to step out of this year’s Osheaga lineup, he more than made up for it bringing his colourful stage (and fashion sense) to the city. Our restrictions were… Continue reading J Balvin | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Image recap of Osheaga 2019 | Montreal Event Photographer

Returning to the newly renovated Espace 67 and Parc Jean Drapeau, Osheaga 2019 marked it’s 14th edition as one of Canada’s premiere musique and arts festival, and I also marked my 5th year as an official photographer, with 4 years prior to that as a media photographer. It is amazing seeing a festival grow…and grow…… Continue reading Image recap of Osheaga 2019 | Montreal Event Photographer

IleSoniq 2019 recap | Montreal Concert Photographer

Hard to believe that IleSoniq is only in it’s 6th year (and also my 6th year of being an official festival photographer). Montreal’s EDM festival has steadily grown each year, attracting bigger names and bigger crowds. 78,000 fans flocked to the newly revamped site. 78,000. That’s 39,000 a day (I r gooder at math). Compared… Continue reading IleSoniq 2019 recap | Montreal Concert Photographer

Backstreet Boys | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

One of the original boy bands (along with NKOTB), Backstreet Boys still put on an amazing show. Call it a nostalgia show if you want, the 5 boys – we should call them men as their ages range from 39 to 47 – typically play Montreal two nights in a row. Sadly, many fans were… Continue reading Backstreet Boys | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

Billie Eilish | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

I think the word phenom can be used when talking about Billie Eilish and her rise to stardom. I first caught Billie Eilish last year headlining the small stage at Osheaga. Wearing a cast (she broke her foot the night before at Lollapalooza), she still had so much energy and attitude on stage even though… Continue reading Billie Eilish | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Dead Obies | MTelus | Montreal Event Photographer

So in the last little while, Quebec rap artists have been emerging in popularity. Back when I was one of the official photographers for the Club Soda, I used to cover quite a bit. And while I have kept track of some of the artists, I had no idea how big it has become. Rap… Continue reading Dead Obies | MTelus | Montreal Event Photographer

Why Don’t We | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

It seems that every generation has it’s boy band that packs in the concert venue, makes the teenage girls scream, and dance around all choreographed. From The Jackson 5, NKOTB, Backstreet Boys and more recently, One Direction. We haven’t had a new boy band take the stage in years, it was fun to see that… Continue reading Why Don’t We | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Mumford & Sons | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

I had not been more excited to photograph a show like I was for Mumford last night. You would think after 10 years and nearly 1500 bands that the flame would dim… well, it doesn’t. The story I remember when I discovered Mumford & Sons back in 2012. I was going through a rough patch… Continue reading Mumford & Sons | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer

Disturbed | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer

Disturbed hadn’t had their own arena gig in almost 10 years in the city. The last couple of times we had them on a stage was during Heavy Montreal in 2016 and in 2011. Front man David Draiman had taken some time off to push his industrial band Device (which was also at Heavy Montreal… Continue reading Disturbed | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer