LIGHT BRIGHT

Air Canada enRoute - - CONTENTS - 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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