The Circus

Photography Project

I was in France in January and October 2012 following Cirque Farouche who were performing their latest creation Blast. My girlfriend and I were there to shoot her documentary Mohamed, but I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures when I had the chance to. Shooting circus artists is challenging, but so much fun! I was lucky enough to see every shows and most of the training sessions. By the end of both trips, I pretty much knew every moves and how to capture them. Shooting the training sessions reminded me of doing set photography. It’s the same vibe. People are so focused that you’re able to get unique and very powerful (and sometimes a bit strange) portraits.

Here’s a selection from the full series :

Equipment used :

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon Rebel T3i
Canon Rebel T1i

Sigma 10-20mm 4.0-5.6
Sigma 30mm 1.4
Sigma 50-150mm 2.8
Canon 24-70mm 4
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.8

More pictures available on the Behance project page.

Charles-Etienne Pascal is a freelance digital colorist working in Montreal, Canada. His line of work mainly consist of advertising, but he also very much enjoys grading music videos, short films and documentaries. Chuck likes photography, motorcycles, travelling, bouldering, guitar and of course color grading.

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