Although they’re not far apart, New York and Montreal are two very different cites for street photography. In New York almost anything goes. You can roam throughout the city with a camera photographing almost anything and go unnoticed. Montreal residents on the other hand enjoy their privacy…even in public. There, a street photographer must be sensitive to this and shoot accordingly.
Michael Ernest Sweet is a photographer, educator, self-described retired poet and published author from Montreal who divides his time between these two very different cities. In the process, he bridges the gap to create some very raw and truthful images of life on the streets in both places.
Earlier this year Michael published his first book “Street Bible” and In December, his latest book, “The Human Fragment” will be published by Brooklyn Arts Press.
If you have any interest in publishing your work, Michael’s interview is well worth your time. He has both self-published and worked with a publishing house. In the interview, he compares and contrasts the advantages of both and shares some interesting insights along the way.
You can hear my interview with Michael in the October edition of Street Photography Magazine.