I find it important to look back on old images. Your style changes, your eye changes, your processing style changes. And hey, it is just fun to revisit old memories through images. On this St-Patrick’s day, I decided to look back on the images of my 2012 trip to Ireland. My life was in a… Continue reading Revisting Ireland 6 years later | Montreal Photographer
Another year has been going on covering various Montreal cultural events in the city… the ones that make this city a pretty awesome place to live. Last weekend brought me to an 18th century public market right in the middle of Old Montreal. Taking over a few blocks in front of the Musee Pointe-a-Calliere, the… Continue reading Discovering Montreal – Marche Public Pointe-a-Calliere
Another year and another season of festivals in the city of Montreal begins. One of the biggest winter festivals to happen early in the year is Montreal en Lumiere which kicked off this year on February 18th and ends on March 5th. One of the most popular events is la Nuit Blanche, which is pretty much… Continue reading Montreal en Lumiere 2016 | Montreal Event Photographer
Montreal is pretty well known for it’s love of the circus. Everyone pretty much knows about Le Cirque du Soleil, we also have a circus school. But for the last 5 years, there has been a circus themed festival in the streets of the city. Acrobats, street shows, jugglers and many more artists flood the… Continue reading Discovering Montreal – Montreal Completement Cirque | Montreal Event Photographer
Montreal is known as an artsy city. Painters, musicians, jewelers and artists of all shapes and disciplines flock to the city for it’s bohemian vibe. I have an ongoing photo contract with the City of Montreal’s Service de la culture where they send me to various corners of the city to document what makes the… Continue reading Discovering Montreal – Festival Chromatic | Montreal Event Photographer
The one thing you can count on when the weather gets warm are protests in the streets of Montreal. With the current debate over the Quebec government austerity measures, protests have been happening for the better part of the last 2 weeks. As I haven’t photographed a protest in about 4 years (I believe the last… Continue reading Anti-austerity protest
In my ongoing contract with the City of Montreal’s Service de la culture, I get to discover some of the little known (to me at least) events in the city that make Montreal one of the most unique cities to live in. We all know about the Jazz festival, Osheaga and other high profile… Continue reading Discovering Montreal – Cabane à sucre urbaine | Montreal Event Photographer
People who visit Montreal in the summer fall in love. Music festivals, eating outdoors, food trucks, loads of sunny day activities and so much more. People who visit Montreal in the winter wonder why the hell we Montrealers live here. One of the highlights of the winter time is La Nuit Blanche. In the cold… Continue reading Discovering Montreal – La Nuit Blanche | Montreal Event Photographer
It has been a while since I have had the chance to head on out and explore some long forgotten places. Seems that in Montreal, the city has decided to crack down on abandoned places and 6-7 spots have been demolished in the last 6 months. With the rise of popularity of urban exploring (aka… Continue reading Ye Old Honeymoon Resort | Urbex Photography
There is nothing like waking up in the morning in the chilly Icelandic air watching the sun rise over the horizon. We had rented a camper in Iceland to give us the flexibility to park near the areas where we wanted to photograph either a sun rise or a sun set. Well, that was… Continue reading Iceland rises, sets and rays | Travel Photographer
Discovering Iceland is discovering the vast landscapes that are ever changing. Driving along the ring road (the main highway) will bring you across the country and you will drive through such a variety of scenery… from lush green fields with mountain backdrops, desert wastelands where the remains of volcano eruptions lay, snow capped mountains,… Continue reading Waterfalls of Iceland | Travel Photographer
It was after my first trip to Detroit last year that I was introduced to the Heidelberg project. I found it such an interesting initiative in a city not really known for it’s urban beauty, more for it’s urban decay. What is the Heidelberg project? Well, you can check out their website and Facebook, but… Continue reading Road Trip Diaries | Detroit’s Heidelberg Project
I decided to title the post unknown instead of abandoned, as these tips kind of apply to any situation. As I love exploring forgotten buildings, I am often faced with a rush of artistic inspiration when I first walk it. And it is quite easy to get overwhelmed and not really know what to shoot.… Continue reading Tips for shooting in an unknown area
It was such an amazingly sunny day this Sunday in Montreal. My friend Ron asked if myself and my girlfriend Danielle were free to for heading down to the Old Port to check out the clocktower. I have a love hate relationship with the clocktower… I love shooting there, but I hate that one of… Continue reading A day in the Old Port | Diary of a photowalk
What happens when one huge resort gets millions of dollars of investments and grows both financially and in international popularity? The other ski resorts in the area suffer. And some, like this 100 year old resort, end up closing it’s doors. It has been abandoned since 2009. Remnants of them trying to recoup as much… Continue reading Hitting the hills | urbex
One of the reason I love to explore old buildings is finding links to the past. When a building has furniture, decor and other artifacts left by it’s occupants, you feel like you are stepping back in time. As many kids in the 1980s, when they found the wreckage in 1985, I couldn’t get enough… Continue reading Hidden Resort | Rural Photography
It seems that every time I post an image of an old farm house, abandoned factory or a long forgotten mansion, I get a few emails asking me where the place is.
I’ve posted a few of these on my Facebook page (what, not following me there? Shame on you!) but realised that I never posted up the entire set. This was a great find that my girlfriend spotted while we were driving to the Help Portrait event in Lac Megantic. Off the side of the road,… Continue reading This Old House | Rural Quebec
With the weather hovering around the -28c (-19f) in the city, we decided to take a drive on a beautiful sunny late December day and go find an old abandoned military radar station we had been talking about for a little while. Who needs to be all cozy in a blanket watching a movie, right?
While researching places to go exploring in the country side, my girlfriend found this little church a little over an hour north of Montreal. I believe she had found it on some ghost hunter website and there were rumours of it being haunted as there was a mass suicide that happened in the church (I… Continue reading Remnants of a lost town | Rural Exploration
My personal top images from my street photography collection. All images done in 2013.
I’m constantly thinking of ways to document my travels. Through photos, videos, a mix, words… anything. I love seeing people take creative ways in documenting their journeys. I find this video from Chris Rehage really inspirational. I love the mix of single photos and multiple photos on single days. You see some of the people… Continue reading Travel inspirations | Keeping a diary
Last weekend, my girlfriend and I decided to get a double dose of urban exploration. We first hit up an old military heating centre in the south shore of Montreal and then headed north of the island to a place we had been wanting to go for some time… an abandoned manor.
I haven’t had the time to walk the streets of my favorite city in a while. And even though they were calling for cold, wind and rain, figured I’d call up a friend and pound the pavement looking for some interesting photo ops. The recent time change has it that the sun has already set… Continue reading Montreal at night | Urban Photography