The air was dry and hot on this unforgiving summer day. From somewhere between the buildings, the song of a choir filled the air. It mingled with the cries of the seagulls.
Summer had come so quickly. He had been anticipating it, but now that it was here, it felt unreal. Coming to this city had been his one goal. Now he had reached it. His determination was strong as ever. But that other emotion, that wonderment – he hadn’t expected that.
The game was on.
These are some of the headshots that came from today’s photo session with Montreal actress Âzin Norouzi.
There was a piano player in the middle of the square by the riverside. He was playing with a lady singing next to him. Our eyes and minds were oblivious, but our ears took in the scene, translating them into bliss for our bodies to feel. She was striking any pose she liked. The trees bent in the wind. It was like they were bowing for her!
“Oh, I see,” Johnny said. “I see what you mean. Of course, you couldn’t know. No, I understand.”
A tear ran down Felipe’s face.
“Listen, Johnny. I would never betray you, you know that. We’ve been like brothers, you know that!”
Felipe’s mind was racing faster than it ever had. Where was Jean now? Where the hell was she?
These photos are from a session in Montreal’s Old Port, on the sunniest and warmest day of this year yet: April 28th, 2013. The elevated platform at the beginning of Rue Wellington, surrounded by buildings of varying colours and architectural styles, serves as an excellent location.
Laying down on the side of the pool, he stared up at the sky. The sun was still shining bright, and it would keep on for another few hours. He was at rest. Peace, for now, but what would happen when darkness fell?
“We’ll be fine,” she said with a smile.
“Somehow, we always are,” he responded.
These photos were taken at the Centre de Commerce Mondial, Montreal. I am starting to add flash to my portrait photography to fill in some light, and though this was done with the EOS 60D’s buit-in flash, I think it turned out quite well.
I took these photos with lovely Angela Gruninger at Square Victoria, Montreal, in late July 2012.
When the sky cleared and the sun came out, the shadows drew the features of his face in a new light. These headshots were taken on September 5th, 2011.
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Tell me all about the wild rides! Life’s careless when you follow the waves, and easy when you lead, emerge on top and grow richer for the time you spend.
These are byproducts of a photo session I had with a friend for passport photos in early August 2011.
These photos were taken on the 9th of April 2011 on the Plateau, Montréal. One of the first days of Spring – and I’m happy I can shoot outside again. Clara Engel is a musician who has her music up at Bandcamp. Recommended!
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