I was born in Montreal, Canada, from French Quebec descent. One of my ancestors was a Filles du Roy (The King's Daughters). My ancestry also comprises a Native Canadian woman (Algonquin).
From as far back as I can remember, my early interest in photography evolved into an abiding passion. Being constantly surrounded by avid photographers among close family members and friends, discussing and dissecting photographs, it did not take long for me to fully embrace this hobby as an integral part of my life. In fact, I still enjoy shooting with my grandmother’s Brownie Junior Kodak camera.
My mother’s ardour for color and fine art, bestowed on me since my childhood, was one of her most precious gifts she left me with. Not only was she a student at a reputable fine arts college in Montreal, she also studied interior design and had an innate talent for designing and confecting garments of all kind.
Filmmaking was also in my blood, somehow. Ever since watching the 1968 musical Oliver!, starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, and other grand British artists, I have been 'designing' movies in my head. Only recently have I started writing them down into scripts. I have at least 12 ideas for movies/tv series, from all genres, but no waiting to be matched up with people with similar interests and start making movies.
I had chosen the program of mathematics as my prime and initial university field of study, unaware at the time of my impending urge to unroot my creative artistry.
Though I had been recommended throughout my life to take up photography at a more professional level, it was not before 2008 that I decided to venture seriously into the fields of digital photography, and videography, and obtained a diploma and a certificate in each field respectively.
As some of my achievements, five images of one of my portfolios posted on the See.Me Competition Web site were displayed on a billboard in Times Square on Thursday, July 24, 2014. They were chosen from an exhaustive set of images posted on the then link https://nat-prevo.see.me. Unfortunately, this link is unaccesable but I am working in putting up my own web site.
Other images have also been exhibited at the Brooklyn Bazar as part of the Art Market 2013 competition. May I also add my triumph in photography by having been a top contender for the People's Choice Award in the Art Takes Paris Photography Competition hosted by See.Me in 2013.
As for achievement with my other creative stream, I had been granted the award for 'Discovery of the Year' for my performance as Clara in the play Nickel. I was also chosen for and played in a national theatre competition at the National Centre of Arts in Ottawa in another French play, for which the entire theatre group received the award for best theatre group of the year.
I truly hope I will be able to connect through this site with fellows sharing similar interests. For more details about my biography, please visit my attached resume.
Unique traits: One of my ancestors was a Filles du Roy (The King's Daughters). My ancestry also comprises a Native Canadian woman (Algonquin).
Film (short) by Chris Young, Chloe Bellande Special Thanks from Directors