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Adonis of The Main

Posted by
ed (Montreal, Canada) on 27 October 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

("The Main" is what locals call Boulevard St. Laurent.)

Panasonic DMC-LX3 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 200 6 mm

thami from Morocco

C'est l'homme phare de la journée !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

28 Oct 2009 11:42am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Nice hip-shot (pun intended)!

Having just read your 'about' page I'm curious about the chill on street photography in Québec. Certainly gives one second thoughts. Luckily I discovered this issue only after I'd merrily done a bunch of street photography in Montreal (mostly on The Main) and posted it in small series here, here, and here.

29 Nov 2009 5:27pm

ed from Montreal, Canada

Damon, those are excellent street shots from The Main!

With regard to the "chill," the funny thing is that most people seem to be unaware of the legal situation, so it's hard to assess how "chilled" things are. That said, there doesn't seem to be a lot of street photography going on here, but I don't know how much of that is due to the law, and how much it is simply one of the many odd things about Montreal.

I know this: despite the law, the vast majority of people would not prosecute if they found out a street photo of them was published somewhere (unless it was potentially embarrassing). This is partly because of the lack of awareness of the legal situation, but also because by and large, Montrealers are very supportive of the arts, including (in a big way) photography.

29 Nov 2009 10:50pm

Panasonic DMC-LX3
1/160 second
ISO 200
6 mm