If honesty pays, Christine Girard’s is worth gold (and bronze)

Photo: Christine Girard, first two-time Olympic medalist in Canadian Weightlifting. © Serge Gouin 2018 One of my first paid photography assignment was to photograph a weightlifting competition. I was just getting started in photography and, at the time, I was a member of a photography club at my Cegep (college in Quebec). My wife’s uncle, Gaetan, had asked if I would photograph the competition that his daughter’s were competing in. I shot this gig in black and white, on film in a dark gymnasium and processed the images using chemicals in our club’s darkroom. It was a different reality than with […]

3 easy things you can do to support our troops

Image : Ma’sum Ghar, Afghanistan, 2010 I come from a military family. My father and every single one of his brothers served at some point in their life. So are my brother and my cousins. I served 11 years as an Imagery Technician (Image Tech) in the Canadian Forces before retiring in 2013. Together we have served in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Somalia, and more recently Afghanistan. I was the fifth one in my family to land in this country (even if it was for a limited 72h spread over 2 trips). As we speak, my cousin is currently deployed on […]

Welcome

Photo by Chris Roussakis Hi there! I’m Serge I’m a photographer, a dad, a husband, a martial artist, a veteran, a proud Canadian and so much more. To be totally honest with you, I am currently taking a Social Media Course online at Algonquin College and one of our assignment is to create a blog. I usually strive to tell other people’s story through my images. Your stories. Not necessarily mine. I’ve created this blog to tell you a bit about my journey and how I got to where I am today. Hopefully in a humble and funny way. I hope […]