Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on February 23, 2017
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Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on March 29, 2016
Une de mes photos utilisé pour un roman de Kathy Reichs-Fahr zur Hölle. On dira ce qu’on voudra mais faire un thriller, c’est toujours cool! Publié par Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH. Courtoisie Millennium Images/Plainpicture.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on May 22, 2015
My work just got published on the MAGNUS fiction book cover, from french author Sylvie Germain in South Korea. As it is often the case with the Munhakdongne publisher, the graphic design is pure and simple, a joy for the busy eyes!
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on February 17, 2015
Héloïse d’Ormesson edition has used one of Gaétan Charbonneau’s images on Marc Michel-Amadry upcoming novel. A second book cover from Héloïse d’Ormesson edition.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on August 17, 2013
Sage publications is publishing this book with an image of mine on the cover, schedule to be released in December… were ahead!
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on April 29, 2013
Here is my last book cover image, in store June 13th. Always great to grace the front cover of a novel. Everytime feels like the first time!
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on October 4, 2012
Roots, Lorraine, Quebec, Canada. All rights reserved, Gaétan Charbonneau ©/Millennium Images.
I often find interesting highly conceptual nature images done with artificial light, from an artistic point of view. It is not only the stark contrast of nature vs controlled lighting and enhanced computer imagery , it’s also the classic duality of nature vs artificial setting/urbanization that makes the idea more interesting when treated with this aesthetic point of view.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on October 4, 2011
3 button intercom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All rights reserved, Gaétan Charbonneau © /Millennium Images.
For street photographers, the exploration of new surroundings does not stop to exotic places and big city structures. It goes well beyond the decor and always reach the line of cultural differences when it’s time to press the shutter. Of course each photographer will have it’s own approach, some are less “in your face” than others in their own body language and image making tactic, and that’s the part A of the equation. Part B is the interaction with the locals and their attitude towards photography. In my traveling experience, the southern of the hemisphere I went, the more the people were acutely “aware” of their immediate surroundings. Some clearly overreacted, and some other people were down right paranoid in regards to the motive of my photographic ventures. In some cases the explanation that I was an artist just didn’t cut it… and I must admit that explaining why I took a photo of an intercom (at night) can sometime raise eyebrows.
In some of the places I went, I could sit on the sidewalk to take a picture and most would barely noticed, each going his own way as if sitting on the sidewalk was perfectly acceptable. Eye contact also varied greatly from one place to another. In Spain for instance, I felt that madrileños responded in keeping eye contact a lot longer than most of the other places I went, and much longer than the eye contact I can have in my own native town, Montreal where the contact is a lot shorter and less direct, in the context of street photography. In the end it’s always intriguing to see what can be attributed to the size of the city, to the culture, and to the photographer attitude. All the spices that makes street photography one of the most interesting way of seeing the world.
Posted by Gaétan Charbonneau on January 3, 2011