I come from an artistic family and as far as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by visuals. As a child, I used to spend hours perusing my parents’ Life and National Geographic magazines, but couldn’t understand a single written word. In secondary school, I further developed this interest in the darkroom. Later, I took photography courses at Ryerson University and Ontario College of Art and Design. Seeing the image slowly appear in the developer is quite magical! I am very much attached to my family’s 1887 album filled with daguerreotypes and find old cameras of all shapes and sizes quite fascinating. Reproducing historic processes provides me unforgettable moments of pure joy!
Creative and with a keen sense of observation, I like to capture the essence of what appears before me. Seeing beauty in the mundane, in everyday life. I let my eye linger on things that often go unnoticed to seize their intangible quality.
Photography is a way for me to communicate my emotions and state of mind. This communication obviously happens at the visual level, but it is imbued with my Francophone sensibilities -- dreaming in French in an English environment inevitably gives me a different perspective. It is a means to transcend reality and to look at something in a different way, something that may seem banal, playful, touching, wistful. Capturing analogue or digital images that inspire me is therapeutic for me in a way. To achieve this, I experiment with different processes and methods – instant film, large format 4 x 5 camera and infrared filters. This enables me to produce fleeting and otherworldly images.
Over the years, I have participated in several juried group exhibitions for charity. I also won first prize in an art contest organized by the Ontario Government in 2008. In July 2019, I had my first solo showing as an exhibitor at the Toronto Outdoor Arts Fair, which takes place at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto.
Artist acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.