JEFF POTVIN

Age: 17 on Gandalf’s scale… (36)

Tell us about yourself.

I have lived in many places in the province of Quebec (Canada),
but Montreal is my home since 15 years now. Amongst the many
things I have studied, Arts and Communications have always been
in the centre of my interests. Since I stopped playing bass in a local
post-hardcore band, photography has taken the lead of my creative side.
I also like guacamole, my wife, my dog and cynical humour.

What do you like to shoot?

Everything! But I’m not into the cute stuff.

What camera do you use?

Damn! I got so many… But mostly my Leica M7 and a Ricoh R1s.

What would you say the main narrative behind your images are?

I like to capture a sincere moment, little things that pop out of our daily life. The beauty of boredom.

What drives you as photographer?

I often think about how photography gives me the opportunity to find
my own place in a world that I thought I would never fit in. Who I am,
why I am here and where I’m going are no longer questions.

Who do you look up to in the photographic world?

My top 4 is definitely: Daido Moriyama, Anders Peterson, Mark Cohen and Jacob Aue Sobol.

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Which photo in your gallery is your favourite, why is that?

The one with the hand holding a cup with a straw. It’s what I want my work to look like in the future.

You only shoot black and white, why is that?

My photographic vision is in black and white. I just like it better for now.

 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jeff.potvin

Website: www.lapeurduvide.com

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