37 Days of Photography

37 Days of Photography

I’m still new to the whole travelling photographer thing and I had spent many months planning my latest trip that would see me gone for over a month. It taught me a lot and I gained a lot of experience. I’ve also worn down the brand new wheels on my Thinktank Photo Roller Derby.

This was my second trip to Europe in 5 months. This time I covered the World Equestrian Games in Normandy France, the Rescue 2014 International Lifesaving Championships in Montpellier France and part of the Canadian Show jumping Tournament at the fantastic Caledon Equestrian Park in Ontario (host of the Pan Am 2015 Games). Two solid weeks of being surrounded by the world’s best equestrian photographers was intimidating but exciting. A week later, I attended the Rescue 2014 event. I was to photograph team Canada for the Lifesaving Society of Canada. From what I could tell, I was the only professional photographer in attendance for the beach events which allowed me to get some incredibly unique shots while standing in the choppy ocean working on my sun tan. Finally I headed back to Ontario to not only shoot the last big outdoor Equestrian event of the year but to also check out the facilities, lighting, angles and backgrounds of the venue that is hosting the equestrian events at the 2015 Pan Am Games. I came home exhausted and happy. I’m already planning my next shooting assignment!

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Photographer Christian Fleury shoots a Pilatus 12 for Leeva

Photographer Christian Fleury shoots a Pilatus 12 for Leeva

I asked Leeva: how does one go about to acquire such a plane? They explained that often, aircrafts change owners. They bought this one and sent it to a company specialized in refurbishing aircrafts for luxury clients… sort of Pimp my Pilatus experts.

Models: Michel Bernard and Ian Godin, Assistant: Eric Lamothe

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“PIÈCES À CONVICTION” [Incriminating Evidence] by Stéphane Najman

 

“PIÈCES À CONVICTION” [Incriminating Evidence] by Stéphane Najman

The book of photographs “Pièces à conviction” [Incriminating Evidence] by Stéphane Najman transports you directly to the core of humanity. It captures nothing more or less than its protagonists views on the passage of time. The photographer’s fine work is highlighted by insightful and poetic text. In addition, a documentary by Charlie Marois depicts this in-depth look into the private lives of a number of Montrealers and is offered to you free of charge. The launch will take place on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Espace 40 Mile End.

“Pièces à conviction” is the product six years of work. It is also a photographer’s perspective on time that has passed after 30 years in the profession and being well on his way to half a century. Stéphane Najman freezes reality by bringing forth the proof and suggesting the trial. The project accompanies the models on their internal journeys with disarming sensitivity. The models find themselves naked and facing their past and present realities, which can be troubling, joyful, unexpected, and occasionally, very surprising.

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Lagoon by Marie-Michele Hayeur

Lagoon by Marie-Michele Hayeur

“Lagoon” is one of my favorite shoots I’ve done so far. The editorial was done exclusively for “Press the Fashion” for their three-year anniversary edition.

It was done in collaboration with Arielle from Dulcedo, Camille from folio, Catherine Lavoie from Judy Inc. and stylist Elise Lachance. This was an amazing day in and around an indoor pool.

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Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Montreal as seen by Gilles Lauzon

Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Montreal as seen by Gilles Lauzon

After 11 countries and 19 cities, the RedBall Project arrived in Montreal on August 31.

7 days, 7 different sites, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This huge red ball, with its imposing yet fun presence, reinvents familiar spaces and highlights places that city-dwellers normally would not notice.

I love these projects that seem to have no reason; they can brighten our daily routine (free of charge!).

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COPYRIGHT LAW – NEW RESOURCE!

COPYRIGHT LAW – NEW RESOURCE!

November 7, 2012 was a significant day for professional image creators in Canada. One this day, Bill C-11 was passed, finally recognized independent professional photographers ownership of copyright works they produce as part of their work.

Canadian photographers are now the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce rights, and by default, as are particular illustrators, musicians, painters and writers. This applies to both photographs commissioned by a client and paid by them as photographs taken outside of a commercial context.

With a long history of fighting to change Copyright Law in favor of artists in Canada, now that we have seen the change CAPIC would like to ask that professionals in the industry use their voice for a new purpose – to spread knowledge. CAPIC has created these videos as resources to empower professionals in the industry (and supporters of the industry) to educate their public, clients and other creators about the changes to Copyright Law. We encourage you to take what you have learned here, and share the key lessons.