Through the magical world of twitter J Stevens saw my portfolio and sent me an email asking me to shoot the cover for his new album. We chose Lachine Canal West of the Mercier as a location for J’s vision of Urban wasteland/Nature divide. J did some scouting a few days before and chose Parc René-Lévesque for our shoot, which is on a peninsula surrounded by water, what a cool place! There are wacky and unusual sculptures scattered all over, which made for the best props: metal chairs, a modern stonehenge, steel feet cages filled with rocks and broken Doric columns.
I worked hard to push my use of light in this shoot and get down on the ground and find the best angles, because I knew J would love more creative obscure results. I love using brilliant back light to soften the subject and create a haze over the foreground. This summer is pushing me to new levels of learning and I am supper excited for what I can create next. J was an absolute star to photograph and I hope I get to shoot his next album cover!