Waiting in a room, in Pointe-au-Pic

There’s something about bedrooms away from home — hotels, motels, B&Bs… How they all try to recreate their own simulacrum of comfort, their own version of how a home should feel. I can spend hours shooting every small detail in these places but I’m also fascinated by how we change, when all of our daily rituals are displaced; as though we’re suddenly living our lives outside of ourselves.

We arrived late last night after a tough, rainy drive, long after the sun had set, the girls half-asleep in the back of the car. So this morning feels like a revelation, everyone getting their first glimpse at where we are: the former summer home of a 19th century american entrepreneur, transformed into a cozy Auberge. No TV, sweetly creaking floors, peace and quiet.

But we’re just passing through: we need to leave to pick up Jacob from camp and won’t be returning. As we wait for breakfast to be ready, the girls find enough time to discover, to explore, to get bored… In random order — several times over.

P.S Turns out our gracious host Charles was a photographer and Fuji shooter. Damn it, I got to talk shop :)


Shot with the X-T1, the XF 23mm f/1.4R and XF 35mm f/1.4R (with circular polarizer)


Kind of Blue

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Nine hours of never-ending road. Highway 20 up and down, side to side, back and forth in all its tedious, excruciating glory. Thank god for the mountains and the St-Lawrence, its frigid waters and salty air. Everything painted blue — Miles and miles of blue.


Shot with the X100


Wildlings P4

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Shot with the X-T1, XF 23mm F/1.4R and XF 56mm F/1.2R


KAGE COLLECTIVE 8 | Kevin Mullins joins the group.

I’ve always been a fan of UK photographer Kevin Mullin’s style of wedding photography — mainly because I’ve always seen it as purely documentary, the wedding acting merely as a backdrop, an excuse to scratch the surface of a social event. Yes, it’s usually quite pretty; it’s also always intensely human. When we launched The Kage Collective two years ago the first email I received was from Kevin, congratulating us and wishing us luck for the future. So it seems perfectly fitting to announce that he is now a member of our group; needless to say, we’re absolutely thrilled to have him on board.

The funny thing is: it could’ve happened much sooner. Turns out we didn’t think he’d be interested — and he didn’t think we’d be. Star-crossed lovers kept apart by the Fates and their endlessly spinning thread… Ok, that’s just homo-erotically weird but I’m sure you get my drift (!).

We’re all looking forward to the work Kevin will be bringing to the table — Beyond his wedding imagery he’s shown an incredible eye that we know will make a great addition. He’s also a writer, teacher and public speaker and I’m sure he’ll be contributing some valuable insight. As I’ve often said, the goal of our collective isn’t to add as many members as possible or even to publish on a regular basis: what we want is to grow, push each other along the way and hopefully do our best work.

Now for the big question: is eight really enough? ;)
Here’s to the future…

La Catherine


Shot with the X-T1, XF 35mm f/1.4R and XF 56mm F/1.2R