About Michel (Mike) Guindon
I find inspiration in everything when I am in the right frame of mind. I find when the lines, light, and the moment/gesture is present in a certain combination I am so focused on capturing it I loose all sense of time and all situational awareness.
For those who know of the 16 Personalities as defined by the Meyers Briggs Personality test I am a INFJ - Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J). One of the careers listed for this personality type is photographer... It took me some time to find this on my journey of self discovery.
I have always been a people watcher. I have done street photography and approached people off the street to take pictures of them or inform them after if they would like a copy of the photo. Fear holds me back like any other human being. I found it easier to approach people in France to take pictures of them, oh did I fail to mention that I am bilingual yes I speak French and English. It helps I am married to my pen pal from Paris, France. The fear part comes from the norms that are also imposed on us by society, breaking through those norms results in some avant-garde photography and personal growth as well.