Réclame ta rue

« Réclame ta rue » is a weird annual « protest » where a bunch of people « reclaim their street » by blocking a major intersection and doing all kinds of things for the whole day. Anything they want, really…

Réclame ta rue
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/8000 at f2,5 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 200

Réclame ta rue
Technical: Canon EOS 20D, 1/2500 at f2,8 with a 70-200 at 145mm – ISO 200

Réclame ta rue
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/2500 at f3,5 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 200

Réclame ta rue
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/200 at f6,3 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 50

Réclame ta rue
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/8000 at f2 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 200

Sometimes, when on assignment, I stop shooting and say out loud: “Men! I’m PAID to do that!”

It was the case with this one. “Softair gun” is a mix between BB gun (fusil à air comprimé) and paintball gun. The story was about a bunch of kids playing with them in a remote suburb of Quebec city, and how dangerous they can be. I asked a kid to shoot me at point blank. And yes, it hurt.

Anyway, I decided to do this assignment in a very “immersive” way. I was running everywhere with them, taking cover with them, and sometime getting hit by a stray bullet. That was so much fun!

Softair gun

Sony Gravel-Paquet, left, tries to dodge a bullet from Emmanuel Talbot-Lanciault, center, as Maxime Labrecque looks on during a « softair gun » battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/160 at f4.5 with a 16-35 at 27mm – ISO 200

Softair gun

William Guilbault, left, uses Alexis Herrmann as a human shield during a « softair gun » battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/1600 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 135mm – ISO 400

Softair gun

Alexis Herrmann tries to dodge a bullet from Elodie Talbot-Lanciault’s gun during a « softair gun » battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/500 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 200mm – ISO 200

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Archeological dig at Cartier-Roberval park

Isabelle Duval inspects a piece of native pottery found in the Cartier-Roberval Park archeological site in Quebec City June 21, 2008. The archeologists hope they can prove with this finding that Cartier and Roberval where trading with the natives. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/2000 at f1.8 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 400

Archeological dig at Cartier-Roberval park

Isabelle Duval, center, points out something to Joanie Gauthier, left, and Karine Vachon-Soulard, right, in the Cartier-Roberval Park archeological site in Quebec City June 21, 2008.
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/400 at f1.8 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 400

Archeological dig at Cartier-Roberval parl

Karine Vachon-Soulard, right, takes some measures to document the exact location of a native pottery she just found as Philippe Slater, left, and Joanie Gauthier, center, look on in the Cartier-Roberval Park archeological site in Quebec City June 21, 2008. The archeologists hope they can prove with this finding that Cartier and Roberval where trading with the natives
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/5000 at f1.8 with a 50mm prime lens – ISO 400


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