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

Budgeting time as a festival photographer | Montreal Concert Photographer

  “How do you budget your time during festivals like this? It must be run, shoot, edit, repeat, all day.” I had a friend (hey Eric!) who asked the above question on my Facebook following a post of my Heavy Montreal day 1 images, where I was asked to pull double stage duty as one… Continue reading Budgeting time as a festival photographer | Montreal Concert Photographer

IleSoniq 2017 recap | Montreal Concert Photographer

The yearly EDM festival IleSoniq has come and gone for 2017.  And it was another year of music, dancing and people going crazy at Parc Jean-Drapeau!  I’ve been lucky enough to have been a festival photographer since it’s beginnings, going from the smallest stages hidden in the woods, covering the main stage’s fireworks and huge… Continue reading IleSoniq 2017 recap | Montreal Concert Photographer

IleSoniq – views of the main stage | Montreal Concert Photographer

After so many years of photographing concerts, from small clubs to 40,000 arenas, I finally got the go by my client to cover the main stage of a major festival at IleSoniq this year.  It wasn’t expected (I have only been hired by Evenko to cover their main festivals for 3 years – this being… Continue reading IleSoniq – views of the main stage | Montreal Concert Photographer

Montreal en Lumiere 2016 | Montreal Event Photographer

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

Dancing all day, party all night at IleSoniq 2015

Ahhh IleSoniq.  In only it’s second year, the third of three summer festivals put on by local uber promoter Evenko happened last weekend.  After 3 days of Indie and Hip Hop music at Osheaga, some headbanging at Heavy Montreal, it was time to put away the guitars and take out the turntables for IleSoniq! I… Continue reading Dancing all day, party all night at IleSoniq 2015

A diary of Heavy Montreal 2015 | Montreal Concert Photographer

Heavy Montreal hit Parc Jean-Drapeau last weekend… and it was a pretty cheaky affair … specially with Heavy Mania superstar Sexxxy Eddy in the middle of the fun during NOFX. I had a blast covering the Heavy Montreal festival this past weekend, for so many different reasons.  The main being that my assignment was no… Continue reading A diary of Heavy Montreal 2015 | Montreal Concert Photographer

6 things I learned shooting EDM | Montreal Concert Photographer

I have photographed DJs before.  While EDM/electro (whatever you want to call it) is not my scene, I always found it a challenge breaking out of my comfort zone and try to output the best images I can.  But they were always bigger name artists that were on stage and I had the typical 3… Continue reading 6 things I learned shooting EDM | Montreal Concert Photographer

Heavy Montreal | Best portraits

When you photograph anything for a while, you develop a style.  Something you are known for.  When other’s see your images, they already know it’s one of yours.  Do people recognize my images?  I don’t think so.  But they do recognize that I have a “wider” style.  I like to get more of a scene… Continue reading Heavy Montreal | Best portraits

The rush of Osheaga 2014 | Montreal Concert Photographer

Covering a festival as a media photographer is a hell of a lot of work. You are bouncing from stage to stage, trying to keep up with what your journalists are covering. If you are lucky, your media got more than one photo pass. If you are not, you are flying solo. Covering one of… Continue reading The rush of Osheaga 2014 | Montreal Concert Photographer

Osheaga 2014 | Music and Arts Festival

One of Canada’s top music festivals hits Parc Jean-Drapeau for 3 days every August.  I have been to the last 4 editions, usually covering for various medias.  This year’s edition is a bit different as I’m hired on to cover 2 of the stages and provide the festival’s official images of all artists on these… Continue reading Osheaga 2014 | Music and Arts Festival

Heavy MTL 2013 – The Fans | Montreal Concert Photographer

  I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times… the fans are what make the shows. While my media (Cornershop Studios) tasks with me band images (and a few fan/festival shots), I can’t help myself but turning around in the pit and capturing images of the people who go all out in the… Continue reading Heavy MTL 2013 – The Fans | Montreal Concert Photographer

A Day at Osheaga | Parc Jean Drapeau | Montreal Show Photography

  This year’s Osheaga was slightly different for me, photography wise.  The festival is way bigger than it has ever been, and as the promoter likes to keep the photo pit not too cluttered, this means that bigger national and international medias got the pit passes that we little local guys used to get.  What… Continue reading A Day at Osheaga | Parc Jean Drapeau | Montreal Show Photography

Reel Big Fish | Vans Warped | Montreal Concert Photographer

I’m a big fan of horns and brass.  I love ska music.  I love energetic shit.  In my years of shooting shows, I’ve missed one band over and over again.  But in Hartford a few weeks ago, I had the chance to FINALLY shoot Reel Big Fish on the main stage at Vans Warped, on a… Continue reading Reel Big Fish | Vans Warped | Montreal Concert Photographer

Warped Tour 2013 | Hartford | Montreal Concert Photographer

  Before I get into anything about the actual shows, I need to give a HUGE thanks to the Pagano family.  These guys are just awesome.  I’ve known Vito for almost 10 years and when he heard that Warped was not coming to Montreal (for the first time in what, 18 years??), he invited me… Continue reading Warped Tour 2013 | Hartford | Montreal Concert Photographer

Nick Waterhouse | Jazz Fest | Montreal Show Photographer

  I can’t say it enough, one of the best parts of my job is being able to photograph artists that I have never heard of, and then actually digging their music.  Nick Waterhouse was one of those artists.  On a busy night covering the Jazz Festival for Sorstu.ca, I had some free time between… Continue reading Nick Waterhouse | Jazz Fest | Montreal Show Photographer