(Starting this 29 of March at la Pace des Arts, 1600 St- Urbain)
Jocelyn Michel is a photographer that has a piercing eye; a spear like way of looking that bares the souls of his subjects. When I look at his images all trace of pretentiousness is gone and only the essence of the depicted is left.
Even his elaborate staged images have this sense of finding a deeper truth and with it beauty and simplicity.
All the elements of the image seam to work in perfect harmony, so it is hard to see anything stand out right away. But a closer look will show flawless lighting skills, amazing model direction and an ever curios mind about photography.
This is what Jocelyn has to say about his work and this new exhibition:
On his style:
I’ve always loved to create the image with madness, sarcasm, and dark humor along with 3 sticks of dynamite.
On the exhibition:
I’ll be presenting mises en scènes from my “Admission” project, which was set in motion in 2005 with the generous participation of 50+ Quebec on-screen actors & actresses.
On his passion for photography:
I love the process of letting my imagination run completely free & uninhibited and then letting the left side of my brain make order of it to create something both as absurd as tangible