Monday, May 24, 2010

Inspiration d'un de mes prof de photo. Voici une photo macro prise a travers le dos de notre Rolleiflex.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jonsi's music

Every once in a while, you come across something that moves you like nothing else... something that fits your soul... the space in your mind and in your eyes.

I stumbled upon Jonsi's music back in 2001 when I discovered a band called Sigur Ros. It was new to me to appreciate a progressive style of music. Music that leaves aside the standard format and tempo and rules and allows the musical momentum to dictate the path it wants to take. It builds up, it progresses it's like a card castle that reaches heights you would have never expect... ...and then explodes in a flash of colours and light (only less cheesy).

In October of that year, I walk out of the Metropolis concert Hall in Montreal with a friend (a great friend) and we walk in silence for a good 20 minutes. Around us the fast pace of urbanites walking and laughing and talking loud on there cell phones and taxi drivers blowing there horns... but in our minds nothing but the space and dreams this music imprinted on us. We paid respect to the experience we just had. We said good night and jump on the metro in opposite directions.

Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band. Like many things from Iceland, it has a unique soul. They record in an old Swimming pool converted in a music studio. They make beautiful videos. They are shy. They are great.

Later, I told this friend that track #7 made me picture my wife... which I had not met yet. It's that kind of music. It surprises you. It follows you throughout the stages of your life...

A few years later, in 2006, I traveled with 2 friends and Leah (to whom I was now married and whom embodied that track #7 better then I had even imagined) to a smallish venue in Ottawa to see them live again. They are presenting there 3rd album. They have a way to make you feel at home yet not quite allowed in there space. They were powerful as expected yet they managed, regardless of how much you prepare yourself to experience something great, to completely take you by surprise and make you contemplate and shiver.

The band now has 4 albums out and participated in many film and dance projects. They are full fledge artists. I love the space they allow you to take as you are digesting the soundscape they throw at you. You're allowed to hear what your soul is desperate for. It seems to me that they are not like a lot of commercial music artists that plays to satisfy their selfish ego and craving for fame... it seems to me like they play in hope that the listener sees straight through them... a place much more adequate to rest their ears and eyes.

Every once in a while you realize that regardless of how shitty the world we live in is becoming, there still is space for beauty and creativity.

Jonsi, the lead vocal and composer for the band, is releasing next week his first solo album. "Go" and I expect it to stick with me for a long time. You can hear it here if you want.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A boire absolument...

Monday, February 08, 2010


This was my Saturday...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

je suis tombe sur cette photo d'un setup de lumiere pour un photoshoot de voiture... j'aurais peut-etre un jour besoin de m'en servir comme reference...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Projet de la journee... une camera en papier

Friday, January 08, 2010

A vole d'oiseau

Apres avoir passer quelques jours dans le centre de la province a célébrer le jour de l'an, je suis rentrez a la maison en prenant l'avion entre Williams Lake et Victoria. 2 heures de vole et environ 1h45 en voiture/autobus, ça change des 9 heures que ça nous prends habituellement pour faire le voyage par la route. En plus, le paysage était spectaculaire.