Midsummer Reverie” is a short documentary film about midsummer in Montreal, Quebec, shot in July 2017. The idea follows from my work both as a street photographer and as a musician, bringing these labours of love together in one small homage to my home city, Montreal. Camera and Soundtrack by Rico.
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A few digital shots from my work as a portrait and event photographer.
Gallery Writing workshop with Jean Barbe
Participants in author and journalist Jean Barbe's writing workshop at UNÉQ writers union in Montréal, Québec (2016).
Chinese New Year – Boss
A well-dressed store owner awaits the arrival of the good luck lions, on Chinese New Year in Chinatown, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Novelist Patrick Senécal
Successful Quebec author and scenarist Patrick Senécal in his home — portrait for UNÉQ writers union, in Montreal, Quebec (2016).
Singing the Poet
Singers and musicians take part in a fanfare reciting the poetry of Claude Gauvreau, in Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Second edition of the analog photography exhibition Analog MTL, showing twelve Montreal artist photographers, organized by Aye Mag, in Montreal, June 2017.
Gallery Roll, sip, gait
Young people attending Aye Mag’s Analog MTL 2017 photography exhibition, in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Marlon and friends
Portrait photographer Marlon Iraheta and friends at Analog MTL 2017 photography exhibition, in Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Analog MTL 2017
A young woman watches Aye Mag’s Analog MTL 2017 photography exhibition, in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Le plateau Mont-Royal is an actual geological plateau that was formed 125 million years ago by the volcanic activities of the Mount Royal. Le Plateau begins with the steep Sherbrooke slope (cyclists beware), sits on the right of the mountain, and ends north and east with the railroad tracks.
arrondissement affectionately known as La République du Plateau was built in the 1900s as a working-class neighborhood, and has over the years become a much fabled area. Unlevel floors and leaking windows notwithstanding, le Plateau stands today as cultural stronghold, retaining most of its small town spirit centered around Mont-Royal avenue.
A young man sings and plays guitar, sitting on the corner of Saint-Denis street, in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
A seatless bicycle is parked in the shadow of a winding iron staircase in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
A young red haired woman walks by a depanneur in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
A couple watches an exterior photography exhibition in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Street artist Romain touches up a handbrushed mural painting in the Mile-End, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
A boy and his dog play with a deflated soccer ball in an alley, in plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
Friends and family chilling after a Sunday yard sale, in the Mile-End, plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec (2017).
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Film photography — Everything that can go wrong will eventually go wrong
The extra-long lasting flavor
96% of the time, film photography wouldn’t be your wisest choice. Although the negative is a physical object, the qualities of film are mostly intangible — maybe it’s about a certain mystique. Me personally, I just love it more. One thing for sure, film isn’t right now. Film is the anti-instantaneous, the extra-long lasting flavor.
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Street portraits from “Portraits in a City” which aren’t included in the front page slide show as they didn’t fit the wider landscape format.
Gallery Straight outta Hochelaga
A young woman walks her mini dog on Ontario Street in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec (2016).
Mr Sam Stroll, owner of Superior Pants, founded in 1923, on Sainte-Catherine street in downtown Montreal, Quebec (2016).
A young man skates on the Rachel Street bike path, in front of a store undergoing renovations, in Montreal, Quebec (2016).
Olympic Stadium Impersonator
An older man displays impressive flexibility in a pose resembling the mast of the Olympic Stadium, in Montreal, Quebec (2016).
Sometimes the best camera is the one you can pull out and shoot in less than ten seconds.
Gallery A hard day’s evening
A man dressed as a clown fumbles as he walks by the Olympic Stadium, in Montreal, Quebec (2016).
People rush through the circular Pie-IX metro station exit in Montreal, Quebec (2015).
A young woman stops to light a cigarette next to a film enthusiast store on avenue du Mont-Royal, in Montreal, Quebec (2015).
A young man taps a cigarette in his hand as he exits a dépanneur in Centre-Sud, Montreal, Quebec (2016).
Rue De Castelnau
The sun sets over Sainte-Cécile church, on a small neighborhood shopping street in Villeray, Montreal, Quebec (2015).
Bécots de Noël
A young couple gets into the spirit of Christmas under an illuminated sign in Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec (2016).
A graffiti painted container platform sits in a surrealist-looking rail yard, in Montreal, Quebec (2017).