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Rupert LaMontagne: Profile + Interview

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Rupert LaMontagne: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

I find the words cheesy.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A very curious kid whos always wondering how things would look like if they were shot from another angle.

Why do you do what you do?

Makes me feel alive.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I’ve always been obsessed with cinema and its characters, music and emotions. Photography is my first logic step towards cinema I guess.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I’m a very lucky guy. I didn’t really have anything to overcome to do what I do. Everything was kinda given to me or like <hook-ups>. My Godmother gave me a camera… Mom and Dad paid my apt. while I studied Photography… then my friend Danny introduced me to the right people. <All> I had to do, was to be creative and stay grateful.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My Godfather and Godmother are true hustlers in the art industry. That sure inspired me and Id be honoured

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I lost good friends and a girlfriend because work was my priority. now I realize work is just work and… there is this metaphor about relationships from Mcconaughey that I learned from a lot: <<When homebase is secure and grounded, it does make it easier to fly higher and wider when youre outside the home.>> Family and close-friends are the homebase.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I just started shooting my latest <50 Girls of Summer>, I cant wait to release this.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Dont half-ass.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Godspeed

 

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Rupert LaMontagne: Profile

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Full name

Rupert Lamontagne

Age

23

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Sherbrooke, CANADA

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montreal, CANADA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Québec, CANADA

First Language?

French!

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I take pictures & videos.

How long have you been doing it?

4 yrs

Fav Song

Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Burial

Fav Movie

Id say Aguirre Wrath of God or Under the skin

Fav Actor/Actress

Klaus Kinski

Fav Clothing brand

Raised by Wolves. Some of the best people in the industry! But for more than just the clothes, theyre friends now.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Tricky

Fav Sport to watch

I only watch Hockey

Fav Sport to play

I dont really play any sports. But I loved playing Football in Highschool

 

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Links

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Website | Twitter | Instagram

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First Picture's Photo Cred: Thomas Trnka