I love taking long walks in the City of Montreal. I love the old small streets paved with cubic rocks; I love the way people have of enjoying their lives here. Sometimes I carry my camera just for "freezing" the city life, the peace of the streets and the attitude of the inhabitants. Other times, I like to move from a place to another and put effort to picture the tall shiny buildings and effervescent everyday life. But there was a part of this city which remains unknown to new generations.
My name is Fabrice Lallemand, I am 26 years old and I live in Montreal, Canada. I started photography more seriously a few years ago when I purchased my first DSLR camera. I experimented shooting different subjects from macro, portraits, landscapes, street and product photography. I even decided to change my career orientation and tried to live off my passion. I started a job for retouching photos at a large photo studio company. My job was to retouch and calibrate hundred of photos each day.
The Argentinian Porteños, who are they? Buenos Aires, literally "Good Airs". An urban exploration of the Argentine capital through several emblematic neighborhoods of the city captures the poetic atmosphere of this Latin city. My first contact with the Argentines took place in Buenos Aires last November. The Porteños, "those of the port", that is to say the inhabitants of Buenos Aires, are very "buena onda", which means always in a good mood. Because yes, Argentina is the country of good
In 1980, I was granted a fellowship to do oral histories with Cuban teachers and take photographs in the country's schools. Unfortunately, shortly after Ronald Reagan's January 1981 inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the Cuban embargo was hardened and United States foundation travel came to a halt. Although I wanted to make the ninety-mile trip from Florida to the country many times, oral histories on white supremacy in the United States and then time with individuals who
Before I knew who Bruce Gilden was, I was introduced to street photography by someone who positively embodied his in-your-face approach to photographing strangers. On our photo walk, for instance, this guy had zero qualms about getting within arm's length of his subjects and snapping. He would brazenly approach people, make idle smalltalk, pose them, and ultimately get some shots that I thought impossible a few moments before. It was as if some desperate historian in the future sent back in
For the past 362 days (at the time of writing) I have shared a new photo online each day, and have taken photos most days (yes - I am admitting that I failed to take photos every single day, but I wasn't far off!). My 365 photography project has helped me develop my skills and confidence as a photographer. As we are just a couple of months into 2017, you may have just started your own 365 project, or you may be about to start one soon. I wanted to share my thoughts on why a 365 project is a