Fashion is a vector allowing me to approach the human beneath the clothes. I love the relationship expanding with the person in front of me. I love to address human intimacy like a hallway from which I open doors one by one, until the one at the back, the one we kind of want to forget or tend to avoid.
My oxygen comes from travelling! It's my true calling - I've made it the hallmark of my work. During my global explorations I keep my eyes peeled for stories, narratives and films unfolding within a dozen images. It's my sensibility towards storytelling that has allowed a fluid transition from photography to directing.
It is through constant observation of my surroundings that ideas come to me. They can come from the way someone moves, the light on a particular object, a face seen in a movie, on a painting or in the street. Finally, I like to go for a run on the mountain to let these ideas ripen. From there, SKY'S THE LIMIT
WHY SHAYNE LAVERDIÈRE ?
For my ability to quickly and deeply connect with humans.
Because I like to be disarming without being threatening.