More than a Landscape Photographer - A Photograph Nomad in the Skies
Born 1956 in Montreal, now living in Quebec, Canada
Through his photographic signature, Michel Thibert invites the viewer to experience, with him, areas that one may otherwise never see. His use of vanishing points allows us to ‘enter’ nature, not physically but emotionally. This pushes us to go further in a shared perspective. Michel’s work will carry you in a tumult of: impressions, fields, mountains, rivers and clouds. He strives to find, feel and capture the essence of the products of creation. Also, motivating us as the viewers to recreate our own paths of discovery. Perhaps Michel’s images will help your journey and fill your environments with some of ‘The Beauty Rediscovered’.
Michel started taking photos at the age of 15, perfecting the techniques while developing an eye for framing and the management of light. By 1973, he had already worked professionally for over five years in the field of communications and video production (commercial and series). Thereafter, for the following thirty-five years, he worked in business development.
Now 60 years old, he works as pilot-in-command in Newfoundland on airplanes connecting passengers to the main carrier, Air Canada. Photography has always captured Michel’s attention and is becoming his preferred way to communicate his vision of the world. This is a shared experience with the people Michel meets and the landscape that inspires his art. He first perfected the techniques and personal style directly from the cockpit, sometimes using panoramic views in relation to the magnitude of the scene. One of its intentions is to make the standard aerial view to which we are all accustomed and to give it a high quality aesthetic quality. To create expressly, a little something that makes it more than just a documentation of the area.