Featured Photographer: Pierre Ouimet



"I was more than honoured to be able to shoot three campaigns against homophobia and transphobia."

Model Citizen App is the platform where we recognised fashion models, photographers, designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, creative directors, bloggers, stylists, and labels around the world.Every day, we feature an individual on Model Citizen Interviews. People get to know each of them- their hopes, challenges, aspirations and inspirations in life.

Sometimes, being able to be a part of a great movement, campaign or cause is something we can be very proud of. Not everyone is able to do that, and Pierre did three. There's a part of this interview that we laughed so hard- coffee and tequila. :)

Please have fun reading this amazing interview.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?*

I live, breathe, eat, sleep and dream of photography. It's much more than what I do; it's what I am!!

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?*

It's the amazing and wonderful people I meet everyday. They are my inspiration!


What is your aspiration in life?*

Constantly striving to be a better human being and artist.

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.*

I called someone on a shoot a inferior brain-dead primate. It was 25 years ago, and it was so wrong. I immediately apologised and never did it again.


When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?*

For me, it isn't about the quantity but the quality. I try to limit the amount of work so I can give 110% to everyone.

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.*

Coffee!!

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.*

I don't need to do that; my clients hire me because of what I do and the way I do it. Most of the time I get carte blanche.


Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.*

I was more than honoured to be able to shoot three campaigns against homophobia and transphobia.

Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?*

It is exciting because when you are in a challenging situation and you can find a creative solution to any problem gives an enormous sense of satisfaction.

What was your most challenging encounter? How did you deal with it?*


I had to shoot a jazz singer who didn't want to be photographed. It was so difficult; I tried everything I could to get him in the right head space and nothing worked. Until I mentioned tequila! Cactus juice saved the day!!

What advice could you give to the people who are reading this?*

Always be true to yourself and never listen to those who tell you what to do!

Photo Credit and Booking Information:*

©Pierre Ouimet

info@pierreouimetphoto.com Pierre Ouimet pierre@pierreouimetphoto.com http://www.pierreouimetphoto.com Canada



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