Mile End Nostalgia
Tuesday June 02nd 2015, 10:38 am
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A small selection of photos that I shot from around the neighbourhood, that were used in the last issue of Four Minutes to Midnight.


Behind the Scenes
Thursday November 06th 2014, 1:28 pm
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A series of behind the scenes images from the photoshoot for our latest project, The Precari-Tee. I’m happy to have worked with such a great team, including Maude Pascale doing make up, photographer Julie Langenegger Lachance, and Thien V who took these shots. And of course the amazing models, Jenni, Sophie, Faiz and Thien. Full project details soon!

Also, a shoutout to my co-workers at studio 305, who were working on an amazing, soon to be revealed project at the same time.


Intimate Distance
Tuesday October 21st 2014, 5:17 pm
Filed under: photography,portfolio


In collaboration with Artivistic and Howl! Arts, we’ve just published Intimate / Distance, a new photo portfolio zine for Võ Thiên Viêt. Thiên has been a long standing friend and collaborator, and we’re very pleased to release this special project with him. The careful selection of photos reflects a desire to represent, within an albeit small sample, the breadth of Thiên’s work, beyond his celebrated documentation of the student strike of 2012.


Issue 13 WIP


Things are coming along slowly, but surely, with the next issue (13) of Four Minutes to Midnight and I wanted to share some work in progress images. Alongside a much tighter conception of what we want to do with the issue, I’m very excited to announce that Howl Arts will be officially supporting the project with production and distribution. With this support, we’ve decided to print an offset run in colour for the first time ever! We also plan to engage the talents of local craft printers, and employ letterpress, silkscreen and risograph printing for covers and inserts.


Sketch for Sunday: Perpetual Krisis
Sunday July 28th 2013, 4:59 pm
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Perpetual Krisis

A little collage I made today combining an old photo of mine from my trip to Portugal and a painting from Alex Schaefer‘s burning banks series. I think it works quite well, and if I can find a way to reproduce it nicely, it should make it into the next issue of Four Minutes to Midnight.

Quelques Notes
Friday May 10th 2013, 3:27 pm
Filed under: inspirations,miscellaneous,photography

My arm and the back of John’s head at last year’s May 22 manif

I’m surprised I haven’t posted about my friend and collaborator Thien V‘s work on here before now. Thien is a talented young photographer who has established himself as one of the preeminent documentarians of the unprecedented social uprisings in Montreal over the last few years.

I’ve worked with him as a fellow collective member of both Artivistic and Howl, and I wanted to give him a quick, but deeply-felt shoutout as I’ve been thinking a lot about photography, memory and the student strike lately. Working towards the next issue of Four Minutes to Midnight, I realise I want to use it as a way of documenting and translating my own experience of the last few years. Thien has been along for most every step of the ride, at shows, protests, meetings, and meals, so who better to collaborate with on this. Now I just need to scour through the thousands of images he has shot!

What I particularly like about Thien’s photos is not necessarily the strength of individual images, nor the politically-charged subject matter, but how the numerous small moments he captures add up to an authentic and intimate representation of experience, not so much a narrative, but a very specific “vibe”. It’s this vibe I want to work with, and explore ways to treat the images graphically (through design and printing) to bring it out even further.

Visit Thien’s website Quelques Notes.

Spring Update
Thursday April 11th 2013, 2:58 pm
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SSENSE: Beyond Control
SSENSE: Beyond Control Editorial

I’ve sadly neglected this blog for a while now, due to some big changes and challenges in my professional and personal life. To my “loyal readership”, my sincerest apologies. The big news is that after a very introspective January, I decided to take on a full-time position as the Art & Design Director at SSENSE, a leading Montreal-based fashion company. The images above are from my first ever fashion editorial!

This is my first in-house job, and I’m quickly learning that the challenges are quite different than those of agency or freelance work, but I’m really excited to be able to dig so deep into, and feel ownership over, a single, unique brand. I’ve also been impressed by how different the fashion industry is from the advertising industry. Obviously, there are a lot of overlaps, but the attention to purposeful craft is very refreshing. The creative team at SSENSE is very talented and there are big plans for the company on the horizon, so please stay tuned. Here’s hoping my immersion into the world of fashion might also improve my wardrobe as well!


States of Grace
Friday January 25th 2013, 12:03 am
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One of the highlights of my trip back home over the holidays was the 2 hours of Super 8 footage that my dad had digitised of old home movies he shot back in the seventies and early eighties. My brother diligently edited it down to a shorter compilation, which I scored, and we shared some nostalgia-soaked memories with the family.

As a designer/communicator, nostalgia is something I think about a lot (cue the carousel scene from Mad Men), and I knew I wanted to do something with this footage that explored these ideas. However, I didn’t want to emphasize the personally nostalgic moments, rather, I wanted to focus on the unique aesthetic of the images and the (digitised) film itself. It was quite a trip to sit through all the footage again in order to extract these select images, and I feel they’re somehow imbued with that personal investment. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet, a few will certainly make it into the next issue of Four Minutes to Midnight, but for now I thought I would post them here.


Working Towards (a) Meaning
Thursday October 25th 2012, 6:33 pm
Filed under: inspirations,miscellaneous,photography

I’m pleased to present this very special guest post by Vancouver-based graphic designer Amy Novak, sharing a series of beautiful images from her collections. Enjoy…


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