it was a fun challenge to have Soul singer Mael in the studio for a first take on her brand and visual look.
This time coming up with two distinct styles one geometric while the other organic for future reference on where to take things next on Mael’s branding.
Good luck with the music Mael!
Awesome having producer and keyboard genius Anomalie at the studio for a fresh take on portraits yet again. Was fun to try out a lighter approach and a lot more negative space and headroom giving some new room to grow and evolve to the next one.
It was amazing to cover such passion and sincerity all throughout the show.
Loved grooving to some classic hip hop beats and capturing all fun brought to you by Mr. Mike Steven.
Discovering new ways of teaching and learning with House of Anima at La Station FMR for a 4 part series of workshops at the site.
Was great to document and host a workshop at the same time to innovate new ways of understanding through art and unconventional means of teaching.
Four years and still going strong with Urban Science playing at Le Cypher every Thursday without skipping a beat!
Loved documenting and being part of such a great community of music lovers and showing off this amazing event whenever I get a chance to do it!
Bringing back that look from the past with Soul Secret Agency for a first take on their image and branding.
Keeping things pure and analog with some Polaroid photos of the band and some varieties in size and layout design.
Great times getting my hands on some tangible photos for once!
Bum rushing the scene for the 2018 edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival with Urban Science Brass Band in full force.
A whole lot of high energy mixed with some awesome hip hop funk grooves made it for one fun time!
Another round of heavy hitters with another edition of Punch & Roses this time at Petite Grenouille Laval.
Always great to see a mix of upcoming and veteran comedians doing their thing.
Entering into the realms of a dystopian future with music artist Arma for a first take on his character and image creation.
Loved diving deep into existential questions on reality and truth for an insightful day to day the least.
Another round of awesome comediy with some of Montreal’s heavyweights at Bar Le Plan De Match.
Loved the whole experience from hosting to prize competitions and international comics.
Great to see the night is stepping up!
Another round of art portraits with SIN ORI around the old RCA building in Montreal. Bringing out the soul of the music in a mysterious cloud of colors and glitches as the image continues to evolve.
A great sunny day with the dudes from acoustic band Les Jacks for a new spin on their image on the music both in studio and outdoors.
It was a ton of fun bringing out the good vibes and happiness eminating through the music into it’s visual reprensentation.
It was so inspiring to see the amount of passion and commitment from the performances and art work from the conscious hip hop community.
A great intimate dance performance with choreography by Lucy Mandel at the awesome Museum of Jewish Montreal for the annual Nuit Blanche Montreal.
Loved how the atmosphere and mood through the projections and candle lights gave the performance that much needed esoteric touch.
A modern take on a never ending classic, had the the joy of being nostalgic with singer and modern day crooner Ricco for the start of a new world into the wedding and corporate scene.
Coming up with a classic look mixed with performance style photographs turned out to be above all expectations.
Good luck with the coming spring and summer season Rick!
Some of the best jokes I've heard in a long time from the monthly Punch and Roses held at Le St-Rose Steak House.
Good food and good jokes is a guarantee an entertaining night!
Spending time at the home stduio with music producer HUG for a fresh take on his image and branding. Had fun exploring different styles and out of the box posing for the discovery of finding something authentic and unique.
A great night of performances from aritts Shem G and Willis Pride for an epic night of good music.
Using a more vintage photography approach to cover the greatness, the goal was to show something more authentic and classic.
Was fun to hear both music groups perform for the fans and give out that good energy!
A beautiful performance with Dance Company M For Movement for the youth at Theatre Vieux Terrebonne
An entertaining show with a essential message of always keeping that passion inside alive and thriving.
It's great to see how the body can create so many messges with simple movement.
Developing a new direction to the awesome Soul/Jazz Hip Hop band The Liquor Store for a fresh take on their press kit imagery.
Staying in line with their logo colors, having a great location mixed with talented stylist Catherine Brun and a sure win in getting things just right.
An authentic look into the soul of singer songwriter Domi for her new coming solo EP.
Was great to show another side of such a positive and upbeat person in a more moody vulnerable light.
Love creating these great cover style shots with Nadia Balde for her upcoming music project.
Bringing out this deep soul through the art of the image.
Another awesome time witnessing Monk.E. pouring his heart out for the people at the annual St Jean festival in Montreal.
Always a pleasure to witness good music!
Happy to have brothers John and Daniel come by the studio for an update on some actor head shots.
Good luck with your upcoming new work guys!
Hanging out with up and coming comedian Dominique Porter for his first round of portraits at the studio.
Decided to go for a clean and simple look just to get the maximum appeal from a wide audience.
Keep going Dom! Can't wait to see you on the top!
Kicking it off with style for Montreal's annual jazz festival accompanied by the raw sounds of Urban Science At Le Savoy.
From brass parades to international players coming on to play along. This night was truly something special.
Always nice to hear hip hop music backed up with a conscious message.
A celebration in carrying the torch for underground hip hop, jazz and beat culture music, had the pleasure of covering some of Bleury Bar a Vinyle's last nights in the Montreal scene.
Felt honored to be a part of such a great venue that brought so many people of the same ideals together.
On to the next one!
Was great to see how moved and inspired the crowd was when watching these amazing players share their heart and soul through the music,
In preparation for his debut EP producer and piano virtuoso Anomalie visits the studio for a clean and simple yet very sharp representation of the seriousness inside the artist.
Sensing the the intensity in him, I felt compelled to bring out something more than just a reserved artist. But an incredible talent controlled and focused in his approach.
Helping Simon come out of the box for his first time on actor head shots in studio.
Exploring roles and searching for characters from both protagonist to antagonist personalities while retaining his original style.
Happy to have helped him open up to new possibilities!
A great rap battle with members of the hip hop community generating awareness on police brutality.
Was great to hear all the stories and heartfelt expressions by the people and performers.
Special thanks to Dan Parker and the whole team for a great event.
Happy to have Monem at the studio with a fresh update on some actor head shots.
Keeping most of the looks serious in line with roles that would be a potential match for auditionss
Good luck with all the future work Monem!
Had a special experience at the creative IF Gym Creatif for a vocal therapy workshop with Dan Parker. Exploring the sounds of tone and rhythm in the voice as a way to help the mind, body and soul.
It's not everyday you see a bunch of adults getting together and allowing the inner child to come out and play. Had a great time covering the joy.
Raising funds for the Haitian population in need, founders Aisha Vertus and Cathia Cariotte of Fondation Muntu in collaboration with influential artists helped make this night heart warming so special.
Loved the energy!
Dressing up for just the right occasion at Artgang Montreal for another killer performance from DJ and Producer Truwayz hosted by Droles D'oiseaux.
Was great seeing the people really getting into the character of their costumes with a lot of high energy!
The whole African sound mixed with modern electronic was refreshing to hear and experience.
Was great getting to know the team and Young Paris himself. Looking forward to seeing more!
Keeping things cool and simple with DJ duo Voyage Funktastique for an updated look on their website bios and branding.
Came up with a classic hip hop feel with no glitter but just plain rugged attitude..
These dudes aredead serous when it comes to the best disco beats to dance to!
Witnessing some magical moments with artist Lucie Martel for a voyage of sweet sounds with tidal waves of passion for her debut EP showcased atO Patro Vys Montreal.
Felt the joy and musicality come right through me in complete joy. Looking forward to more work in the future!
Catching the early morning sun with artist, poet and beautiful soul Domi for an outdoor photo shoot in the alleyways of Montreal and her mom's garden.
With Domi's next ep coming out soon, it was fun to show a lighter side to her last ep which had a darker or melancholic tone. But now that the sun is out, it time to smile in it's shine!
Was great to be a part of the celebration after such a tremendous achievement. Congrats to the whole team!
Celebrating good times and recent successes with upcoming artist Carina from her latest single with the producers of Fresco Klub in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Was great to meet fellow artists and thier inspiring ambitions come together and just simply have fun!
Diva in the making!
Had a great time with Carina at the home studio getting in some shots for her artist press kit.
A special tkanks to Melanie Belisle on the make up doing her thing as well.
It was a total transformation!
Chilling out and dorking around with the young hip hop kids from Susiety for some fun cartoon style color group portraits.
Was fun showing off each member their personality and character during the shoot!
Loved the high energy of this all star cast of high caliber of muscians gracing the stage with dancing grooves and power vocals!
Another amazing jam with good friends and family at Bleury Bar A Vinlye.
This time around for a tirubute to the great Prince with some incredible funk jams and fast funk!
Awlays a pleasure caputring the moments.
One of my most enjoyable projects yet, felt so happy and accomplished to have the entire hip hop super crew Nomadic Massive on some fun and fashionable portraits in league with their 3rd album release.
Was great to get to know each member and have them express their style and personality on camera.
Been helping Rick for quite some time now with a whole variety of projects in the artistic and commercial field and it's been a great learning experience.
This time in the studio for some actor head shots which in my opinion are one of the cleanest ones yet! Looking sharp my man!
It's always so much easier when your subject is comfortable with the camera and the photographer.
On the verge of kicking in the door, super trilled to have helped hip hop veterans of Montreal Nomadic Massive with an update on their branding for the release of their 3rd studio album.
Wanted to capture the high energy that the group possess with a lot of fun and enthusiasm. So happy to have worked with this super all star crew!
The strength of two minds is always better than one with debut duo Reyes & Tizka for their debut project to hit the club scenes in the city.
Went for a simple and dramatic look to let both members have their room to shine. Be on the look out for these two!
Keeping it simple with hairstylist and singer Danielle on some crisp portraits for her upcoming EP project. Shooting in the most unlikely spots in old Montreal, you never know what you'll find as a great location.
Great to see Danielle more comfortable in front of the camera and showing off that inner beauty!
Another fun filled hip hop groove session with the homies at Bleury Bar for the best jam in the city. Always a blast to capture the rawness and energy of the place.
Feeling right at home with the famliy!
This time covering the whole issue on gender freedom.
Was great to meet and learn about a growing culture and their lifestyle while hearing some good music.
Thanks to Urban Science on the grooves!
Loved the good vibes and inspiring music that gave so much inspiration and expansiveness! And the good times are always appreciated with great people.
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The quest for political justice continues at Reggie's Bar form the best hip hop musicians in the city Urban Science and produced by social activist Dan Parker.
Plenty of lessons learned in a fun atmosphere of great music and good people.
After all the years in the music industry, helped out Dave aka DJ Storm with an album cover for his first solo project as producer in collaboration with many high profile artists.
Was great capturing the seriousness and strength in such an easy going man off camera.
The caliber of playing was at a whole other level.
The lights were low and the passion was high...
A beautiful performance with final year students from Concordia University's contemporary dance program.
Graceful movements in coded messages that made my heart warm and also sad at times.
It was great to experience such raw energy through the movement of the human body making me realize so much can be said without words.
Continuing to add to her portfolio, visited Ivana's home outside the studio this time around for some natural ambient style headshots.
Giving off a reflective and wise air, it was great to dive deeper into Ivana's style and character.
Sometimes the simple is more effective.
Back in full force for the new year with another take on Montreal's best hip hop soul jam with Urban Science.
This time had a some new creatives on the scene with some killer ryhmes to set the vibes right.
Another great night like always!
A cold winter day is best spent with the one who matters most.
Had a great time helping Juan create the images for his debut EP dedicated to his long time lover Alexia.
Celebrating love in all its ways, knowing that life is always better spent with that special someone. To hold, to cherish and carry along the way.
Always guaranteed to be one of hell of a party with good homie Truwayz spinning at TRH-Bar with the whole Trash Family.
DJ spinning tracks like future masters while keeping the crowd ecstatic; the performances were hype on the crowded dance floor.
One of my favorite places for just letting all that craziness out! AH YEAH!!!
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And craziest DJ crew in the city
Art has always had the ability to expand minds and create new ideas. As a photographer it was truly eye opening to see Ana's work directly focused on the art creators themselves.
Seeing the people behind their ideals and outlooks to life assures me that we all have a voice and have something meaningful to say no matter the message.
Happy to see Ana Jovmir bringing it to the light. And the whole team at Studio Béluga were incredibly supportive as the catalyst on the insight.
A beautiful night of artistic minds and unique performances. Thank you Ana for the show!
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Would not have happened without the Team at Studio Beluga
Crazy party with the whole MOTO Made family at the awesome The Blue Dog Motel for the last night of 2015.
Finishing off on a a major celebration note with new and old friends from past successes to new beginnings.
Always a joy witnessing and capturing through the lens....2016...we're HERE!!!!
Keep on moving forward!
Every face is a different story and sometimes age can influence our perceptions of someone. But then once in a while you meet those who are older than their "age" in years and find someone much older inside.
Had a great time photographing aspiring actress Sarah for her first time head shots. So young at the tender age of 15 years old Going for such a challenge as acting at her age is a definite sign of maturity!
Had the pleasure of capturing the intimate show of Naadei Liones hosted by MOTO Made at Off The Hook.
A cool and relaxed vibe perfect for getting to know her new sounds and expressions.
Free beer with free vibes and free fun, really, what more can you ask for!
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And the whole culture and crew surrounding it all
Man...actors sure know how to connect with themselves and each other.
Had the enlightening experience capturing the play Reconnect by Myriam Verzat at MainLine Theatre.
Good vibes all over!
Did I say it was DOPE?!!!!! HELL YEAH!
Exploring the right balance between shadows and color with music producer H.U.G. of On The Stick Records.
Getting that dark and mysterious mood in perfect sync with the acoustic electronic sounds that is in constant transformation.
Always going to the deep end.
This time for a special performance for raising consciousness on the Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines.
Thanks to all who showed up and gave your support!
Catch me there next week for another round of photos for the freestyle competition. See you there homies and home girls!!!!
Sometimes a photographer doesn't needs to direct very little. Other times not at all. Well this time was quite special with Ivana as her having prior experience in the film industry.
A great person and an amazing face to photograph.
Get that role Ivana!
Applying for the role that fits best.
Working on some first time head shots with aspiring actor Ahmed in the comedy to gangster genre.
Nothing to fancy, but just enough to get that clean efficient head shot!
Again, it was a pleasure being there!
The album is finally here!
Love the synergy between these guys and watching Abigail pour her heart out was truly a great gift for all who were present.
Check out the album! Totally love this band!
Fun first session with Billie in the studio for developing some actor head shots.
Great personality and an easy going person.
Wish you all the best Billie!
Witnessed a soul overflow with the awesome dudes from Willis Pride & Half Nelson for their EP launch at Le Bleury-Bar à Vinyle.
A great crowd and an amazming show. These guys really pushed the soul, jazz funk to the next level!
Check them out and grab one of their EPs
Amazing show at Divan Orange with Les Royal Pickles celebrating good old fashion swing music!
Parades on the dance floor, fire eating and burlesque style performances made this night one of best my experiences ever.
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Had a great time with Sam building his actor and fashion porfolio.
Got some pretty cool headshots but really found the shine in the more fashion style posing.
Good luck to you Sam!
School's back in session but the party still ain't stoppin!
Another fun filled hip hop jam at Bleury Bar for Urban Science #lecypher.
This time had the bboys busting moves and aritsts such as Onessa to carry on the night. Always supplying the good vibes!
Had a great time helping out actor Michael Broderick with a wide range of different head shots from mafia gangster to office comedy.
Awesome dude to hang with and real easy going.
The shots turned out great!
The party's just gettin' started!
Not a moment was wasted bringing on the cool grooves and high energy vibes!
What a show!
Check them out!
Chilling out with the awesome dudes from soul funk band Willis Pride & Half Nelson. Getting some night time group shots for their press kit in some secret and not so secret locations in the city.
A lot of last minute improvasation mixed with some classic posing makes it all fun and all good.
Had harpsichordist Katelyn Clark visit the studio for an experimental photo shoot playing with hand movements and obscure gestures.
Pushing the image and interpretations further by layering multiple exposures to create a stronger expression.
A whole new branch is now open to explore!
Time to step it up once again!
Had an awesome time with the whole crew and all the emcees. singers and players who came up to rock the party!
Will be around for more no doubt!!!!
The groove marathon keeps moving for another night of cool grooves with Urban Science at the International Jazz fest of Montreal.
Had some seriously good players come up this time pushing the jam to whole new levels. So much talent that night!
Another shoot with the homies from the infamous Busy Bros posing for the camera. This time taking them in the studio for some fresh shoots. Chillin' like another day. Keepin' Busy...
Killer jams like always for yet another edition of Urban Science #LeCypher. Warming up for the Jazz Festival 3 night marathon and getting the goove fine tuned to hip hop soul perfection!
Circulating the positive energy for another strong performance with ILAM this time at the Les FrancoFolies de Montréal.
A cool sunny evening for beautiful music with just the right sounds and just the right soul.
Always a pleasure!
Summer days are best in the shade after a long day behind the beats with producer and DJ Jerry Torres.
So when the sun comes down, finding inspiration on the streets is the perfect place for prepping up the next banger.
Turn off the lights and light up the mind.
Guess it's back to the studio tomorrow morning...
To much swag in the building and not enough drink to satisfy the haters.
Chillin' out with the dudes from the infamous Busy Bros standing united and strong ready to fly way high.
Just business as usual.
Showed up for a killer performance of super tight band TONE CALL at the GrandPrix Montreal.
The endless sea of people with just the right amount of energy made it one hell of a crazy show for all the classic jams!
Great music, fantastic art and inspirational people! Had the honor of helping out ART happening artistiqu for their debut launch of Art Feast.
Happy to be part of a great team who are willing to create a outlet for us artists and creatives.
More BIG projects to come. LET'S KEEP IT MOVIN'!!!
Helping out fitness trainer and aspiring actor Juan Manuel Gonzalez Reyes build his portfolio with some clean head shots. Mixing it up with some white backgrounds and playing with the mood on some lighting techniques. More shots of Juan coming soon!
Witnessed an amazing show with African singer and songwriter ILAM for his first headlining show in Montreal at Rialto Theatre.
The energy was high and the spirits were lifted. A truly euphoric experience!
Epic jam as always, and getting to know new hidden talent straight from the Montreal local hip hop scene. A blessing every time!
Time keeps ticking. People keep moving. Others are seen running.
But homie Dr. Mad is in no rush as he keeps things classic with the boom bap beats strictly for the timeless. Just another day in the city bumping to the Montreal beat.
It was great to see so many people come and hang out just for the sake of being all together.
This music biz may be tough and all us emcees and producers but when you got real friends to back you, suddenly life has more meaning. And at the end of the day what more can you ask except gratitude for the sun.
Peace and blessing to all ya'll!!!
Epic battle of Montreal's world beat champions giving it all they got at Théâtre Fairmount for Nuits d'Afrique's Grand Final Syli D'or.
The music and performances were pushed to such heights from groups Yamoussa Kora & Thousand Colors, Los Viejha and Akawui, they all deserve the love and recognition.
Congratulations Akawui for the winner and grand prize!