Through My Lens: Eric Branover’s Montréal
Growing up in a city so rich in culture, food and architecture, it’s no wonder native Montrealer Eric Branover made a career out of his passion for street photography. Montréal has remained at the heart of his success, his muse, and the perfect canvas for him to express his unique creative vantage point. We’re very excited to put our Instagram account into his capable hands for the day.
Some of Eric’s favourite things to do are savour a cappuccino (and a cannoli) on a Little Italy terrace, watch a Habs game during the playoffs, and enjoy some tanning, eating, drumming and people-watching at the weekly Tam-tams gathering at the foot of Mount Royal. But Old Montréal holds a special place in his heart. No matter how many times he visits the area he always feels like a tourist in his own city, which may explain the freshness of his Instagram feed. There’s so much to look at, he says, so much to do and so many beautiful details, that the photo ops are endless.
Eric is continually on the hunt for the next perfect image, and Montréal’s many awesome events – each with their own, dynamic atmosphere, energy and passion – are fuel to this artist’s fire. For his Instagram takeover, Eric will take us along as he explores his favourite neighbourhoods and seeks out those special happenings city-wide that express the particular magic that is Montréal.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s eclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.