“Portraits in a City” is a photography project about capturing the soul of a City through the eyes of its people. Here, the City is the collective construct that is imagined by the people, and in return becomes the myth that makes the people.
These are analog photographs of Montreal city taken over the course of a year, in 2016 and 2017.
Born in 1967 in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Rico Michel is a graphic designer, portrait / street photographer, and local musician. Rico has a minimalistic approach to photography that is foremost about people and their stories. He believes a photograph takes all of its meaning over time, in a place where the most personal story can also become a broader, more universal one.
Film photography is a bit like entering the convent: it’s not immediately rewarding, and the benefits are mostly intangible. Rico