You've seen their club photos. You've seen their concert shots. You've been lit up by their flashes at Montreal's best bars, but do you know the person behind the pictures? MTL Blog is crazy about capturing the city's nightlife scene (our photo section can attest to that), and although we all love the work these fabulous photographers are doing, isn't it about time we paid some adoration to the people who capture Montreal's most exciting moments? We've compiled a list (in no particular order) of Montreal's best nightlife photographers, so you can give some love to the guys and gals who make you look good.

16. Bruno Guérin

Age: 24

Camera: 5D Mark III (digital) & Rebel EOS 2000+ Minolta Point&shoot (film)

Lens: Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 or a Canon 50mm 1.8

All-time favourite gig: Covering the entire Osheaga festival. So many different artists and the whole weekend was amazing.

Stuck in a bygone era, somewhere between the 50s and the 60s


15. Johnny Martin

Age: 23

Camera: Canon 6D

Lens: 50mm

All-time favourite gig: That time I shot Kavinsky was pretty cool

One trick pony over here. I tell stories.


14. Arthur Rad

Age: 20

Camera: 5D Mark II

Lens: 70-200mm f 2.8 II

All-time favourite gig: Bloody Beetroots & Jon Hopkins

I like to take pictures, my style is just what I like visually


13. Kae Roc

Age: Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a fuck

Camera: Alternating between Nikon and Canon

Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

All-time favourite gig: Europe with Steve Aoki or Scandinavia with De La Soul. Also any gig with Riff Raff, Skrillex or Sky Blu is good vibes.

"A lot can be told in those moments in between the main moments." I keep that in the back of my mind when I shoot, then I go into a dance with the light, looking for those key moments combined with perfect chiaroscuro lighting.


12. Andrew Brestansky

Age: 20

Camera: Sony a77 and an a7

Lens: Zeiss 85 1.4

All-time favourite gig: CASAJMSB and Dada Life Frosh concert at Piknic Electronik.

I take a journalistic approach to my work- capturing the real moments and the mood. This shows most when I do anything from portraits to weddings and events to automotive. I love working with my passion.


11. Janna Yotte

Age: 18

Camera: Nikon D90

Lens: 50 1.8

All-time favorite gig: Anytime at B1 and Made With Love qualifier (really looking forward to the final!)

Nightlife photography is still super new to me. I just go out there expecting anything, try to catch the vibe and make it look as good as I can!


10. Dave Gogan


Camera: Canon T4I

Lens: EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

All-time favourite gig: Skins Rave To The Grave 3 - One of the most ridiculous parties ever!

can be a little crazy, and pretty random. so this translates over into my work as well. When I'm shooting I love to just get right in the middle of the action, and try to get shots that capture people in the moment of having a great time.


9. Elise Apap

Age: 20

Camera: Nikon D800

Lens: 50mm 1.4

All-time favourite gig: Moderat w/ Jon Hopkins was probably one of the bests show I've ever seen. Vaal killed it at Piknic too.

I never use a flash, I prefer to keep the original light.


8. Danilo Jesse Momesso

Age: 25 years young

Camera: Sony Alpha A37

Lens: Minolta AF Maxxum 50mm f/2.8 Macro

All-time favorite gig: The Vice and Jansport Bonfire Session secret party. It was an undisclosed location, you made your way onto one of seven greyhound buses with complete strangers and the second you arrived you were greeted with free beer, blasting sunshine and good vibes. There wasn't a smile my camera missed.

Casualties are a part of photography, you lose a flash here and a lens there but you learn to get more aggressive in those crowds which makes for better pictures!


7. Adrian Villagomez

Age: 20

Camera: 5D Mark II

Lens: Prime lens

All-time favourite gig: Osheaga 2013 w/Vilify

Stealth Mode. My favourite gigs are the ones where there is enough chaos and good vibes that nobody even realizes that I'm shooting. By using a large range of lenses I hope to tell more about the party then the people themselves.


6. Julie Soto

Age: 23

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: 24-105mm

All-time favourite gig: Really hard to choose, there are so many. Maybe Birdy Nam Nam, Busy P, Steve Aoki ...

I am greatly inspired by art, particularly the art of the street and all its movements.


5. Sean Vadaru

Age: 18

Camera: Canon T2i

Lens: 28mm or 85mm.

All-time favourite gig: Steve Aoki, because he really knows how to party

I like to be close to my subject, I like to feel exactly what the crowd is feeling, that is why almost all the time I don't use zoom lenses. For myself it is important to see happiness of the people closer to me.


4. Sylvain Granier

Age: 25, until December 13th

Camera: 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon 17-40mm 4.0

All-time favourite gig: Vicetone at TheatreTelus on 14th september 2013!

I try to get a different point of view of the night and for that I just be part with people and feel the night like the others. I don’t think this is a style or my style, it’s just the way i feel at the moment. It’s just me!


3. Jamie Coveny

Age: 24

Camera: Canon 40D

Lens: A taped up broken piece of junk! Too many party injuries…

All-time favourite gig: Would have to be my Snapshot parties, they just always turn up!

Covering Montreal nightlife for over 2 years from Shows, raves, party to after-party shooting people at their best or not..


2. Boris Halas

Age: 19

Camera: 5D Mark II

Lens: 17-40 CANON L lens to capture a wide range of photographs

All-time favourite gig: The Sinjin Hawke show at Le Belmont and Flatbush Zombies show this year was bumping!

My work fits well in different nightlife situations, and portray an interesting image out of whatever and who ever is in my way. My style could variate depending what kind of music is playing and how much energy is out in the zone.


1. Karel Chladek

Age: 22.

Camera: 5D Mark II

Lens: 50 1.4

All-time favourite gig: Nothing specific, only moments displayed in photos

I document nightlife...I do so in a very instantaneous manner. I see it as hunting for moments. Creating images that capture time. Pushing to grasp a millisecond that seamlessly incorporates more than one element. I'm attracted to images that scatter you from corner to corner, expanding itself the deeper you look.


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