Quite often, people have asked me what brought me to be a Large-Scale nature landscape photographer.
It’s been an innate passion since 1984 for light, colors & immersion.
For as long as I can remember, I had been attracted by forms, shapes, colors, and the effect of light on things, so much that I started drawing before I could walk…
Later, as a teenager, very active physically in doing various individual sports, I had absolutely no interest in any team sports. So between the age of 12 and 14, I spent my summer school holidays mostly alone, hiking in a forest not far from home. This is where a true intense connection with nature occurred; since then, nature is totally indispensable for my well-being.
Later on (1984), I started playing with my brother’s Pentax camera and photography became an instant passion. My first ever picture is an F1 longe exposure shot (Fuji 35mm slide). I continued with my photography knowledge later as I did more experimentation with Ilford black and white photo paper & photo lab wet process.
During the completion of my degree in Visual Art at CEGEP of Old Montreal, I discovered what I believe are the true masters of lights, colors & immersion; Vincent Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and Albert Bierstadt. Their art and talent paved my way; since then, my passion and objective have always been to put into the light, the true beauty and mood of Mother Nature.
Over time, I realized that in order to emotionally connect with viewers, my art to be more immersive, it needed an extra edge that we currently don’t see very much in the fine art photography world: Large-Scale & Giant Large-Scale.
In 2016, taking a hiatus of 30 months, I decided to devote 100% of my time in perfecting my work so to be able to produce true Fine Art Giant Large-Scale photography. I succeeded, as I’m now able to produce my artworks on genuine wet process photo paper in sizes ranging from 20x30in (50x75cm) to 60x180feet (18.25x54.85meter).
After more than 30 years of photography passion, after many technology iterations, one thing remains clear to me; the beauty of nature will never fade. Us humans, we were given a true Garden of Eden. We should cherish and seek to protect our natural world as much as we can because without nature, there is no life, and without life, humans will cease to exist…
"I create art with light, therefore, I'm a light sculptor."