Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Self-employed & Injured...

As many of you know, Sept 9th was a dreadful day, that will forever change my life. A slow-speed Motorcycle incident that yielded no less than 7 fractures (foot, 3 toes, ribs, punctured lung, fractured hand, severed tendons, and collar bone), and a total of 5 operations, as well as ongoing ergo, and physio therapy.  Aside from the obvious physical pain from each surgical interventions over a period of 10 weeks , there's the emotional factor that can't be denied.

From being very active, both professionally & personally, to coming to a complete standstill and being immobile, from a total of 10 days at the hospital, to the point of feeling imprisoned in ones own home, is not to be taken lightly.  I always thought myself as having a strong character, but over time, such an incident, (although temporarily), creates quite a mental stigma.

Physical recovery will take a bit of time, but meanwhile, what happens to the company one's been putting in sweat, blood & tears into for more than a decade?  Being self-employed in such moments takes a lot of planning, faith in the loyalty of your clients, and also in those you choose to delegate work to while you're incapacitated and unable of accomplishing the task yourself.

A huge thank you to our clients, that haven't changed their habits of providing us with the usual work, and to the SNAPePHOTO team that took on more tasks, to compensate my current inability to contribute.

I'll be back shortly, stronger than ever, with a determination beyond compare!  What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger (and definitely builds character).  It's also during these harder times that you know who you can count on.  All I can say, is that I've got some pretty amazing friends!  

Special thanks to the Pierre Le Gardeur staff (Ortho/Plasti surgeons, Doctors, Nurses, X-ray, MRI & Echo, Ergo & Physio personnel), as well as residencies, that I've gotten to know by  name, over a 3 month timeframe.
For those that aren't too faint of heart, a few iphone images ... HERE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Jacques & Genevieve...

Mardi le 28 Novembre 2017  |  Gésu

Jacques & Geneviève – Nouveau départ! est un spectacle de musique Folk-Country mettant en vedette Jacques (Jacques Dion), chanteur et guitariste, et Geneviève (Geneviève Garceau), chanteuse. Les deux artistes sont accompagnés par une formation de quatre musiciens accomplis : Francis Boudreau, guitare et direction musicale, Sylvain Lamothe, basse électrique et accoustique, Maxime Lalanne, batterie et percussions, Jean-Philippe Bouffard, clavier / multi-instruments.
Compte tenu des antécédants artistiques de Jacques & Geneviève (plus de 2 500 spectacles sur 15 ans, surtout en région) et de leur lien familial avec les célébrités Céline Dion et Maman Dion, ce spectacle a la particularité de faire ressortir certains éléments narratifs d’intérêt pour le public, tout en gardant l’emphase sur la prestation musicale et la participation spontanée du public.
Quelques images... ICI
         Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, pour evenko

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Michel Louvain...

Samedi le 25 Novembre 2017  |  Salle Wilfred Pelletier (Place des Arts)

Votre Crooner Québecois préféré étais sur la scène de la Salle Wilfred Pelletier (Place des Arts),  avec son nouveau spectacle "60 ans de Bonheur avec vous". Michel Louvain fêtais aussi son 80ième anniversaire de naissance.

Quelques images... ICI

         Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, pour evenko

Friday, November 24, 2017


Jeudi le 23 Novembre 2017  |  Astral

evenko présenta le nouveau spectacle de Michaël intitulé À contre-sens. Il étais sur scène de l’Astral le 23 Novembre, suivi de dates a Chicoutimi, Québec, Brossard et Saint-Hyacinthe.

Quelques images... ICI

         Photos: Sébastien Parent, SNAPePHOTO, pour evenko

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Anthony Kavanagh...

Mardi le 21 Novembre 2017  |  Théâtre St-Denis

Apres que la date originale a du être rapporté, suite a une embolie pulmonaire, Anthony Kavanagh semble être de retour en grande forme, et présenta son spectacle au St-Denis.

Quelques images... ICI

         Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, pour evenko

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Joe Bonamassa....

Monday November 20th 2017  |  Bell Centre

In case you missed him at Montreal's Bell Centre, here's several reasons why you shouldn't have... (a that you should make sure you do next time he's in town).
• More #1 Blues Albums than anyone in history
• Over 3 million albums sold worldwide
• Tours globally over 200 days a year
• One of the world’s greatest living guitarists

Joe Bonamassa has sixteen #1 Billboard Blues Albums …and counting. Almost every album Joe has produced instantly rockets to the #1 spot. His last studio record was even on Billboard’s Top 10 album chart, proving that a Blues album could debut next to the biggest names in popular music.

He has been featured on the cover of virtually every guitar magazine multiple times. His name is notorious among guitarists not only for being a virtuoso, but also for his incredible collection of vintage guitars, gear and memorabilia (which he now calls the Bona-seum).
Joe Bonamassa was found to be a genuine guitar prodigy before he was a teenager. He was featured on local news shows and playing in professional bands throughout school with members three times his age. He started opening for B.B. King when he was only 12.

A few images... HERE

         Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, for evenko

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Perfect Circle...

Tuesday November 14th 2017  |  Place Bell (Laval)

And a return to town for a tour marking the release of this next album? To see and hear the reaction of people at Place Bell, it is unthinkable that Montreal (or Laval) is shunned.

A few images... HERE

         Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO for evenko

Monday, November 13, 2017

Corpo, Owens Corning...

12 Novembre 2017  |  Centre Bell

Comme vous le savez peu-être, entre les match du CH et des concerts présenté au Centre Bell, la surface de la glace es disponible en location, soit pour un évennement, ou bien sur, pour y jouer un match amicale.  Contactez evenko pour plus d'informations.

Cette fois ci, c'étais au tour d'Owens Corning a gâter ces employés, avec du temps de glace pour un match amicale, suivi d'une session de patinage libre.

Quelques images... ICI

          Photos: Claude Dufresne / Sébastien Parent

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A tribute to Leonard Cohen...

Monday November 6th 2017  |  Bell Centre (Montreal)

The Cohen family presented a commemorative tribute to Leonard Cohen, the Tower of Song, and SNAPePHOTO was hired to be the exclusive photographers to document this historic event. A superb range of artists were present to honor his memory, such as; Sting, Feist, Patrick Watson, Sharon Robinson, The Lumineers, Ron Sexsmith, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice, Adam Choen, The Webbs, K.D. Lang, Lana Del Rey, Bettye Lavette, Courtney Love & Coeur de Pirate.

The setlist and a few images... HERE

A few reviews...
Le Devoir review... HERE
Global review... HERE
Montreal Gazette review... HERE

Project team...
Photographers:  Claude Dufresne, Michel Couvrette, Christian Richard
Photo Editor:     Vanessa Leclair

Card Runner:     Myriam Couvrette

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Vendredi le 10 Novembre 2017  |  Place Bell (Laval)

L’univers Marvel en spectacle! annonce sa nouvelle production, L’Ère des héros, avec les Gardiens de la Galaxie et plus de 20 de vos superhéros et vilains de Marvel préférés.
Quelques images... ICI

          Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, pour evenko