Air Canada enRoute

LIGHT BRIGHT

- PHOTOS BY / DE THOMAS BOUQUIN

To reconnect with his adopted city, a photograph­er heads out in Montreal after dark.

IN 2012, THREE YEARS AFTER EMIGRATING FROM NÎMES, France, to Montreal, photograph­er and Air Canada enRoute photo researcher Thomas Bouquin realized he was losing his sense of discovery. Challengin­g himself to look more deeply at what was around him, Bouquin started to wander the streets at night in search of a personal connection to his adopted city.

“Nighttime evokes joyful memories for me: As a kid, seeing the city lights through the backseat windows during family drives provided a calming feeling. Through walking and photograph­y, this project was a way to connect the past and the present and to revive this childlike serenity in a daily exploratio­n, finding a familiar reading of the city in its lights and its spaces.”

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