Salut, my name is Michel
Since the 80’s photography has been part of my life long journey.
After 37 years of service in the Military I decided it was time to invest into my second career, which led me to pursue a two year diploma program in Professional Photography and Imaging with Pacific Design Academy (PDA), where I graduated with honours.
As a photographer, recording everyday life is a segment of my core values, and so is the importance of being artistically creative. A valued portion of my photographic journey, is studying the photographic works of masters like Julia Margaret Cameron, Margaret Bourke-White, Chia Madoz, Michael Kenna, Richard Avedon, Andreas Gursky, and painter Salvador Dali.
I also enjoy the creative freedom that comes with composition and fine art photography. Each of my fine art and compositional work are meant to generate conversation, create debate, and spark one’s imagination.
As a freelance photographer, my current portfolio evolves around, Portrait, Model and Fashion photography. I am also involved with teaching photography at PDA, where I enjoy passing on my knowledge to others.
An important part of my portfolio is giving back, and I volunteer my time to teach photography to Seniors at Sooke Regional Life Long Learning (SRLL), and volunteering with the Achieve Anything Foundation in particular their "The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too!, event".
I will conclude with a quote from Ansel Adam “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”, and this serves as the philosophy behind all of my work.