For the last 15 years, Nicolas has never been without a camera by his side for very long. He is passionate about this medium, and he feeds his passion by learning something new every day. His first love was sports photography, having worked for baseball little leagues, Tennis tournaments and national olympics competitions. This led him to mix photography with his other passion: music. Since 2015, he photographed at least 150 bands each years, from local newcomers in little to major worldwide stars in arenas. He also works for the local news papers, covering all sorts of events, from hockey games to political rallies and election nights. He still finds time to work on personal projects adn do portrait work in his own studio.
I am curious by nature; I love to connect with people and tell their stories through photography. This is what drew me to working for a newspaper. This year, I even got the chance to get a few blank pages in the paper and tell people's stories vs COVID any which way I wanted. I also love to capture action, moments gone in an instant that changes a person's life. It can be at a sports event, a live show, an election night or a personal event. Each family that comes into my studio, eache person I meet for a shoot has their own story; the fun part is showing this story in their photos in a pleasing and personnal way.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I do many types of shoot; For family portraits, I prefer to work in the family home; this puts them more at ease, and make more special memories, with meaningful backgrounds. Families just feel more connected in their home than in a studio. It is also very important to involve all members of the family to create a sense of togetherness.
I prefer to do glamour and boudoir style photos in studio because it is important to have total control of the environment: lighting, background, etc. For a standard portrait, I almost alway ask the person to choose a significant location. I can, and will, adapt to almost any location.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
No official awards yet; I would rather see a person's eye lit up when they see my photos anyway. One great pleasure I have in life is showing people how wrong they are when they tell me they don't photograph well.
A fun fact about this photographer
When I am not behind a camera, I am a translator by trade; I have been for 25 years. I am a music maniac; I'll go to heavy metal shows as well as see Country artists or Pop icons. I have traveled far and wide to see live performances.