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
I think this is my 6th or 7th year photographing the zombie walk. It has grown from a small collection of 30-50 zombies to a hell of a lot more. The meeting point has changed from Mont-Royal metro to the Quartier des Spectacles and this year had a full stage with music, games and even… Continue reading 2015 Montreal Zombie Walk | Braaaiiiins
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
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 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
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
Question: What settings did you use for your train photo? What camera did you use? Did you crop the image?
Photographers, professional and amateur alike, are always on a quest to capture the perfect image. But what makes a perfect image? Is it the sharpness of the pixels? The fact that we can print it out bigger than a poster? Or is it the story that the image tells and the feeling it invokes.
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
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
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
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
Had another session with one of my favorite eco fashion bloggers, and good friend, Emily a few weeks ago. What is eco fashion? Well, what Emily does is go through thrift shops, church sales and clothing swaps and puts together outfits and then blogs about it. A great way to show that you can reduce… Continue reading Eco Style | Mile End | Montreal Portrait Photographer
I walked by this place a few times years ago. I drove by a few weeks ago and challenge myself to finding a way in. Today was the day. A friend and I parked the car not too far, scouted around, drove to the other side, scouted more, walked through bushes and found our… Continue reading Canada Malting Silos | Montreal urban photography
The idea of picking out details in a scene to tell a story is not easy to do. Take urban exploration as an example. I’ve spent a bit of time in an old plant here in Montreal doing photography, bringing friends and clients to explore along with me. This old plant is 3 floors high… Continue reading Quick tip #3: Picking out the details
One of the questions I get often is how I can shoot quickly and still get the shot that I want. The answer is pretty simple… I exercise my eye.
A few weeks ago, a couple of photographer friends and I decided to take a quick road trip to Detroit, Michigan. Was a last minute decision, having some time off and wanting to go see a city that is going through hard times in hopes of getting some shots we wouldn’t normally have a… Continue reading Welcome to Detroit… we are open
One of the places on our MUST list in Detroit was visiting the ruins of the old Packard Motor plant. Opened in the early 1900s, it stopped car production in the late 1950s, and while some companies used it for storage and such until the 1990s, it’s currently totally empty and has been stripped by… Continue reading Packard Auto Plant | Detroit MI | Urban Photography
Ever gone swimming at night, under the stars? If you haven’t, you have to try. The quietness of being alone in the water, the lack of light. Something magical about it all.
For the first year, Montreal is now allowed to have food trucks driving in the streets and selling their foods to the hungry public. And let me tell ya, people have been lining up pretty much every day since the start. Pricing along the lines of the food trucks in New York and Boston, the… Continue reading Montreal Food Trucks | Urban Photography
Here is the output of an image I almost overlooked from a photowalk a few days ago. I was out doing some street photography, but as you walk around, you notice things, little details. The silhouettes of the people in the back were what caught my eye in this scene. The sun was setting, so… Continue reading Deconstructing an image – vision to output
It’s summer. I have 5 days off between festival shooting. I did some work on marketing, logo, billing and all that fun stuff, but figured I’d head on out for a day of photo walking with a friend. I was totally prepped for rain. Had my rain jacket, camera cover and all that wonderful… Continue reading Urban: Walking in Chinatown | Montreal Urban Photographer
Anyone who follows me on Instagram (@pierrebourgault just in case 😉 ) knows that I love graffiti and urban art. It adds so much to a city’s character. One of the reasons I love Montreal (and also Berlin) is the abundance of street art you can find just walking around. Enter the Festival MURAL… a… Continue reading A Day at Festival MURAL | Montreal Photographer