Montreal Pride Parade
The annual Montreal Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, August 19th in downtown Montreal, with the presence of cultural associations, community groups and LGBT organizations. Photographer James St Laurent was on site in 2015 to capture the colours, excitement and sometimes provocative pleasure of this very popular event.
James St Laurent
About my work: it’s all about the idea—to communicate through images that convey an emotive context and sometimes engage the viewer by presenting a visual paradox. Different types of subjects and genres require different types of approaches, but the end result is still a compelling image that captures your attention. Despite having had a camera early on, I found myself in a career as a stage set and lighting designer, then accidentally stumbled and fell into photography. Since then I have shot a variety of genres, ranging from fashion to travel to portraits to concerts, and exhibited in galleries in both group and solo shows. There are photographs everywhere—the problem is to find the interesting images or those that no one else sees — the obvious is everywhere — the unique takes a little more time.