is a self-taught photographer living in Orléans. She was first introduced
to the medium while taking a cinematography course in high school.
Désilets was immediately
capitvated by the ability to capture moments in time and reproduce them for
others to enjoy, or keep and catalogue for herself.
In the years following
high school she made great strides in developing her own unique technique
and ability to record objects and moments in time in a way that evokes a visceral
response from the observer.
Désilets has an
astounding eye for detail as evident in her series of rodeo and Native Canadian
photos. She is also a master of composition and lighting as can be seen in
her Parliament series. In fact, Désilets' work is currently being sold along
side that of Malak in the Parliament Hill gift shop.
In an age when
most people are being pulled in 10 different directions at the same time,
few of us have the luxury to stop and take the time to enjoy the beauty that
exists all around us.
"As a photographer
I feel blessed to be able to document the images many people take for granted
or simply dont have the time to fully appreciate," says Désilets.
"Whether its the way a shaft of light strikes a blade of grass,
the shadows formed by the wind swept ripples on a field of snow, or the multiple
shades of amber created by the setting sun on a mountain lake, there is beauty
all around us. In capturing these images my only goal is to chronicle and
expose lifes composition for the viewer.
quote relating to the art of photography is by the American photographer Michael
feet touch the earth, there is connection. Where your mind travels, there
is imagination. Where your eyes look, there is image. Use vision to organize
the composition of your life and expose every moment like it counts. Each
day is like a photograph... an unexposed sheet of paper waiting to record
your mind and soul."
a beautiful quote. It strikes at the soul of what photography is all about
or at least my own personal perception of what photography is all about,"
says Désilets whose goal is to shoot for humanitarian aid missions and projects
to show the world that beauty can be found even in the poorest and most destitute
parts of the planet.
One of Désilets'
stengths as a professional event photographer is her ability to use those
skills which make her an exceptional still life and scenic photographer and
apply them to capture an event from every angle.
As a former event
planner herself, she also knows what event organizers need in terms of recording
the event and then being able to use the images as keepsakes for not only
their guests, but their sponsors and suppliers as well.
To view more of
Chantal Désilets' work visit www.picsellsinternational.com
and browse through the various category galleries. You can also reach her
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
examples of Chantal's work
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