Studio setup in my wife classroom back in 2016
I am extremely lucky to have found a partner in life that can deal with me day after day. Being a photographer, even for the government, sometimes means a life that is hectic, hard to organize and often I am gone for long periods of time. And if you add a few personal projects and working out a few times a week, you can only imagine the kind of schedule I have…
My wife teaches grade 1 in a school near our home. She loves these kids with her life. She works tirelessly to provide the best she can give for them. On most days she’ll work late at night preparing the next lesson to make sure it is perfect.
Every year, I bring my equipment and build a full studio in her classroom. Together we work on a major project with her students. The first few years we did photo books where we would tell a story the kids wrote and illustrated and I would take photos of them in their costumes to go along with the story.
For the past 2-3 years we have been working at a reference posters for sounds (she would definitely explain this better than me) to help them write. What better than a picture of your friend in an ‘astronaute’ suit to illustrate the sound ‘AU’? (That’s in French, obviously).
For the visual me, I wish I had someone like her teaching me when I was that age.
It is also a good excuse for me to meet her students who she spends most of her time with. It’s nice to get to work together, like the team we are, both in our element. Because the main thing we have in common is passion. What about you? What brings you together?