Francos de Montréal 2022 | Montreal Concert Photographer

De retour depuis 2 ans d’absence en présentiel, le premier des gros festivals traditionnels de Montréal a eu lieu il y a quelques semaines. Les Francos de Montréal kicked off summer 2022 in grand style, bringing out the crowds to the Quartier des Spectacles.

Crowd walks the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal during Francos 2022

A great mix of new and more long standing french artistes, you could see how humbled many of them were being back up on stage in front of thousands. A true reminder of what a real Montréal summer is.

I had the luxury of covering many of the outdoor main stage artists and a few indoors venues as well. From the rapkeb greats like Koriass and the reunification of Loud Lary Ajust, to the more smooth vibes of Corneille and Louis-Jean Cormier. The hommage to Karim Ouellet, who passed away from diabetes complications a few months ago at the age of 37 was a reminder of what a tight community we have here.

karim ouellet guitar and mask on stage during concert

Personally, it was great to be able to reconnect with some francophone artists that I don’t usually listen to. A great reminder of what amazing local talent and culture we have. And it was also a great opportunity to reconnect with some photographers (and meet some new ones!). Doing this as a job, you forget how important it is to have collegues with whom you can share experiences with and just talk shop.

I was covering for Bell Média / iHeartradio, and below are a few of my fave shots of the 6 nights of coverage. So amazing to have full on festivals back in town!!

koriass on stage during francos 2022
fan takes photo during outdoor festival concert in montreal
quebec singer arianne moffatt plays piano during francos 2022 show
close up of damien robitaille hands on piano during indoor show at francos 2022
bye bye bye karim ouellet
view of crowd on ste cathering street during montreal francos festival
singer corneille on the main bell stage during francos 2022 in montreal
louis jean cormier au francos 2022 sur la scene principale
rain falls in the quartier des spectacles during francos de montreal 2022
loud lary ajust on the final night of the francos de montreal 2022