This is some new work involving intentional camera motion in an effort to capture cities at night. The people that make up the cities we live in are always on the go and this camera technique helps convey the vibrancy of city life on the move. I have been playing with this technique for a a while now and I’m truly enjoying the impressionistic expression it affords. The images you are looking at were created in camera, they are not in any way the result of extensive photo manipulation through software. Only the necessary basic adjustments to the RAW file done. Although I’ve started shooting in this style in many different cities, most of the images are of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although I’m biased for sure (Montreal is the city of my birth, and where I live and play), I think Montreal is THE coolest city in Canada and it definitely has it’s own special mood and vibe. Part of what makes Montreal so cool is the fact that although English is spoken by many, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the Western world. The municipal government works primarily in French and all the street signs are in French. Out of love and respect for my city, I’ve chosen to title many of the images taken in Montreal with French titles. They should be very easy to figure out though. Rue means street, carré means square, de means of, Hôtel de Ville means city hall and Vieux Montréal is Old Montreal. CLICK the individual thumbnails to make them big and tasty on the eyes.