Through my lens: Summer in Montréal by jfsavaria

Lynn Habel

Montrealer Jean-François Savaria, better known to over 36,000 Instagram fans as @jfsavaria, is an urban explorer and photographer. Urban exploration involves exploring abandoned structures or accessing tunnels or rooftops (“rooftopping”) to shoot rarely seen places and points of view. JF’s stunning images are once vast and poetic, and express a deep passion for Montréal.

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When JF goes scouting for vantage points, he is always seeking new perspectives, new points of view and new ways of seeing his city. Whether he is perched on the edge of a skyscraper or capturing the desolate beauty of an abandoned industrial site, he always sees the delicate patterns in the man-made structures of urban landscapes.

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Although he built up his fan base with his rooftop shots, he is now much sought-after by events and businesses who commission him to bring his keen eye for composition and larger-than-life approach to photography to their brands.

 

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We are excited to have JF Savaria take over our Instagram account, @montreal, for a day, bringing us a glimpse of his “Summer in Montréal”.

Lynn Habel is Editor-in-Chief for Tourisme Montréal.

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