I am a documentary photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. Although my work is photographic in nature, I see myself as emerged in the project of story telling. My experience ranges from longer-term projects and portraiture to covering events and weddings with a documentary aesthetic.
In this series, I wanted to photograph the brief, tender moments of recognition and awareness, that are unique to the first moments in the morning, before people prepare themselves to face the day. I find that we often walk through our days under the assumption that we are 'awake', but reality points in a different, more uncomfortable direction. This series aims to link our physical awakening each day to more rare, awkward and profound moments of awareness and connection.
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