I was on my way to work. Sun was blasting on Décarie highway. It was minus 22 celcius. The light had this strange texture. I couldn’t resist it. I reached my camera while exiting the tunnel. Something sci-fi about this scene ! Beam me up, Scotty . Snap.
I love working with old cameras. It’s a challenge to make them run again and see the results. Plus it’s a good excuse to go out and shoot. This time, I chose an Olympus Trip 35 (late sixties) with Kodak T-max 400. Brilliant piece of glass, amazingly silent and discrete. I am always amazed at the simplicity of these old models. The Trip 35 is really easy to work with. You frame. You shoot. Good thing because it was freezing cold outside. So here’s a quick tour of Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal, a very inspiring hood when it comes to photography.
We were at a local restaurant with the kids when my youngest one -the clown- started messing around with this mural. I immediadly noticed the constrast of the dark clothes and the shadow against the orange wall. So I asked her to hold the pose as I grabbed my camera out of my bag. Snap..
A business trip brought me to Cincinnati few weeks ago. I didn’t had much time to take pictures, but I was able to explore the city a bit. I was pleasantly surprised by this mid-size town located in South Ohio. What impressed me the most was the amount of sport infrastructures that gives a very unique signature to the city when you look at it from Covington, Kentucky -on the south shore of the Ohio River. The Red’s stadium on the right, the Bangles stadium on the left. You can feel the pride of the place. I was wondering why the city seemed so rich and learned it was home for Proctor & Gambles and General Electric headquarters. Make sense.
I took this picture while exploring the city on my first night. The lights inside that bookshop caught my eye. There was something cinematographic in this set up. Snap.