When I first arrived in Montreal, I was eager to hit the ground running! I wanted to find small food and dining magazines to contribute to, and I wanted to stretch my editorial legs. What I discovered was that if I wanted a small local Montreal food and dining magazine to contribute to, I was going to have to start it. So I did! Knowing very little about how to produce a magazine I set off to work on Canapé. It was such a challenge! I knew it would be…but I was still so unprepared for what I was facing. All while trying to renovate a little studio and work at a photo lab to pay the rent. It was a huge undertaking! Despite all the late nights and sooooo many hours at a computer, it was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I’ve done. It helped me sort out exactly where I wanted to head with my career and really…my life.
Things this past year have been a whirlwind of analyzing life, exploring options and deciding on a new path. One that I am really excited about! I’ve really missed having people in front of my lens. And when I think back on Canapé, the times I enjoyed the most were photographing and getting to know the contributors. There is just something amazing about the energy of photographing a person. It’s really special. And I missed it. While I still love food photography, I have decided to pursue work that puts people back in front of my lens.
Here are some of the beautiful and delicious dishes I had the pleasure of photographing for Canapé. I know they were all delicious because like any good food photographer…I had to taste!
Let me take a moment to say, this crazy idea of mine would have gone nowhere without the interest and talent of the contributors. I was amazed with the hard work they were willing to put in for my little project. It was inspiring! And the talent they brought to the table was…well…delicious! I would like to say a sincere thank you to all of them. They’ve helped me make career decisions and start walking a new path. They likely don’t even know how influential they’ve been in my career. I will have a special place for all of them and can’t thank them enough for this whole Canapé experience.
I cannot encourage you enough to check out these issues of Canapé. There is some seriously delicious stuff in there! Goodbye Canapé. On to the next adventure!