Plateaupolis

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.

This Montreal 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.

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Film photography ramblings

Film photography ramblings

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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Portraits, not in landscape

Here are some more street portraits from “Portraits in a City”.

These didn’t make it to the front page as they did’t fit the wider landscape format of the slideshow.

iPhoneography happens

Sometimes the best camera is the one you can pull out and shoot in less than ten seconds.

Des fois, le meilleur appareil photo est celui qu’on peut sortir et déclencher en moins de dix secondes.