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Les Artisans d'Azure | by Von Wong
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Les Artisans d'Azure


Two weeks ago, I received a message from one of my fellow photographers Kelso, who told me that the folks over at Les Artisans D'azure were extremely interested in working with me. I've always been a huge medieval buff so I made some time in my crazy schedule and squeezed in a quick visit. When I got there, it was like being a kid in a toy store... I was running around having the time of my life checking out everything they had to offer. By the time I left the store, we had already set a shoot date, found ourselves an awesome location to shoot at as well as developped a vague story. By the evening, after a couple facebook shout-outs, we were at 20 models. 


A couple days later, I had assembled my assistants, makeup and video crew. A week later, we had horses confirmed. A couple days after that, LL Lozeau agreed to sponsor about 40,000$ worth of profoto flashes for my shoot. A couple days before the shoot, we were at 55 confirmed participants... Things were going amazingly smoothly...


The day before the photoshoot was a whole different matter... weather forecast announced -3 degrees the day before with snow, hail, 30km/hr winds and general unhappiness all around!!! Myself and a couple others set out to camp out the night before to get in some location scouting and planning and had a merry campfire in the wind, hail and more. Of course, no signal at the medieval village supplied by L'Atelier du Loisir meant that we had no idea how many people were actually going to show up the day of the shoot so we kept fingers crossed while huddling under the blankets.


I was pleasently surprised to see over 80% of the people that had commited actually showed up under the cold rain to join us for this amazing photoshoot. We had the most amazing committed models trudging and shivering through rain and mud just to take a couple epic photographs.


Here's one of those shots. 


 Be sure to check back soon... Behind the Scenes video by Laurence and her crew coming up soon :) 




Costume Design: Les Artisans d'Azure -


Samuel Tremblay Gagnon 


Marc André Thibault


Steeve Verville


Maxime Turgeon


Genevieve Cotineau


Stephane Normandin




Calimacil -

L'Atelier du Loisir -

LL Lozeau - Profoto flashes -



Jessica Renahan, Lisa-Marie Charron, Patricia Lapointe


Hair: Jazz Hairstylist, Manuelle Lessard


Assist: Allison B., Jessika Chiasson, Nadia Zheng


BTS Photography: Claude Campagna Lupien, Monique Guillbault


Video: Laurence Turcotte-Fraser, Sael Simard






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Taken on April 23, 2012