Next time you walk on rue Mont-Royal street, near Saint-Denis crossing, take a few moments to go to the photo exhibit "Portraits Forts". The artist Charles-Henri Debeur reveals a new series of portraits at "O Patro Vys" (356, Mont-Royal, east) until November 5th.
This venue is located in a rather trendy area of the street, just above one of my favorite bar : the Bily Kun. So grab a beer or two and go upstairs to admire a selection of recent portraits, created accordingly to what Charles-Henri calls the approach of "photo-therapist" which is based on a convivial and easy-going method during the portrait sessions, bringing the photographed subject to appreciate and adopt his/her own true "image".
The result on the walls is extremely sincere. All kind of Montreal’s "public figures", old guys, kids, unknown people and famous ones like (my favorite) the one of Uncle Fofy from Couscous Comedy Show. Happiness, depth, irony, Charles-Henri succeeds in creating unity from the diversity of this urban fresco.
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