Sébastien Michaud was almost always a Montrealer. One of these early photographic series had as a theme the refineries of eastern Montreal near Pointe-aux-Trembles where he lived his childhood and adolescence. Having received his academic training in film photography, he realized his projects both in digital and film, moving from medium format to 35 mm, from the professional camera to the pinehole, from color to black and white.

 

His subjects of predilections?

First of all places that are dear to him, attached to memories or not recognized for their beauties. Having always wanted to follow the line of war photo-reporters (Robert Capa at the head), but no longer having the temerity to do so, he poses people spontaneously, having very little recourse to the staging. It seeks to document a place by finding a fair balance between the landscapes and the people there. He prefers subjects related to the themes of nordicity, mass leisure and changes in land use planning. He works, in particular, as a teacher in photography.

His artistic practice also includes sculpture, installation, drawing, poetry and painting. He was able to show his images in public, among others, at theRencontres Internationales de la Photographies in Gaspésie, at the Festival of Photography of author of Montélimar in France and at Espace F in Matane.

He has won many awards.