In this post, I’ll be sharing a collection of portraits that I’ve taken over the past several months. All of them were taken in Luminarium, my studio space, which I’ve recently transformed into a co-working & studio space.
Most of the portraits you’ll see below are those of artists in Montreal. Performing artists, actors, singers, directors, writers, conductors, etc. I love the diversity of people that I get to photograph. Quite often, when they come to me for portraits, it’s because they’re working on new projects they need photos for, or it’s because they’re embarking on major career shifts. It’s always inspiring to hear their stories and pick their brains.
This is Clea Minaker, a performing artist, designer, and director. I photographed her over my hand-painted background <3. Can’t wait to make a ton more of those.
The one on the right isn’t quite in the studio space, but walk around in the old industrial I’m located in and you’re bound to find interesting light and textures.
I created a custom light pink backdrop for Fawn Parker (writer & editor). To do so, I bought a very, very, fancy piece of flimsy cardboard.
This client was the hardest to photograph. Poor communicator, always kept moving around, couldn’t focus, didn’t listen to my instructions. Would highly recommend though.
Most of my portraits in-studio, so far, have been simple headshots or relatively simple portraits, but I’m excited to do more. Almost a year in, I’m still discovering new ways to use the studio space. In the future, I hope to have shoots where I’ll need to build entire sets in here.