Photography was my plan B.

Portrait of me during basic training in 2002. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to wear a uniform. As a teenager I wanted to become an Infantry soldier. But I wanted a plan B in case that did not work or I change my mind. I made sure to complete my High School and went to CEGEP (College in Quebec) in order to get a diploma in something else. This is where I started photography in a Photo club and I loved it so much that I chose to study it at La cite Collegiale […]

Experience is what sets me apart

Visit of US President Obama to Ottawa in 2010 I am an artist that likes to wear a tie, the quiet gentlemen that listen to metal music. I am the pacific guy that trains to fight every week and a couch-potato that runs ultra marathons. I am patient and easily gets excited with new projects. When you hire me, you are not only getting a photographer, you get a partner that will help you realize your project and document it in a way that will write history, your story. My experience is what sets me apart. I had the honour […]

When your subject flies right in front of your lens

Photo: A Grey Jay having a snack © Serge Gouin 2018 I am not much of a landscape or wildlife photographer but I do enjoy hiking and the outdoors. Obviously I carry my camera with me most times and try to capture some of my surroundings. Sometimes, you are lucky and the subject imposes himself to you. That is exactly what happened to me over the Christmas holidays as a few birds have flown right in front of my lens. The first one was a woodpecker chewing a hydro post that must have been infected with some tasty insects. He was […]

Passion is what we have in common

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 […]

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 […]