Today I’m bringing you in the world of Guillaume Marcotte or as most people call him Mac. Guillaume is a French Canadian from Montreal. He moved in Tokyo in November 2009, to in a way escape the dreaded Canadian winter and to accomplish a dream of his. Mac is an urban fan, he love the atmosphere and the vibration of a big city. He grew up in the suburbs around Montreal, when he got is first job he quickly made the move to the city of Montreal and ever since kept his passion for big metropolis. Now he lives in one of the biggest and busiest city in the world Tokyo.
Here is Mac
Guillaume is an up and coming photographer, he owns the www.tokyoluv.com website which
as an incredible daily collection of photos, and he now writes and takes picture for the famous Japanese fashion website xojapan.jp.
Here is my interview with Mac
Hello Guillaume, how are you today?
” I’m doing pretty fine today”
What is your favorite quote or life motto?
”You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
When did you start photographing?
”Not so long ago unlike many people think, just over a year. But since I got my first SLR I’ve shot every day, everything, with everyone. I’ve learned from great photographers and I think my graphic design background
help me progress in photography.”
What are your interest in Japan?
”Tokyo, I’ve always loved city, I’ve grew up in the suburb and as soon I got a job to pay a rent I moved to Montreal. I also went to New-York city countless times and now I moved in the biggest and most interesting city in the world.”
What truly touch you since you moved to Japan?
”It’s the people maybe, or at least how respectful everyone are to each other, I wish it could be the same in north America. I think it is something we are lacking else where in the world.”
Do you speak Japanese?
”I speak English , French and I’ve been trying to improve on my Japanese’, but I’m still at basic conversation level, like, “Bar” conversation level hehe.”
What did living in Japan brought you in your life?
”Joy, maybe… I wasn’t unhappy back home, but it seems like every day in Japan is a new adventure. I am always meeting new people and experiencing unique stuff, I guess the kind of work I do help thought…”
Where do you
picture your self in 5 years?
”If it’s not a photographer in Tokyo, then I really don’t want to think about it. Plus as long as I find work to pay my rent and onigiri I’ll stay around here.”
What kind of music do you like? any Japanese bands?
”I love electro music, my favorite band are Boys Noize, The Qemists and MSTRKRFT. I also like smooth stuff like shirft, Emiliana Torrini and Radiohead. I don’t know many Japanese artist beside FLOPPY and Hatsune Miku, if she really count like one ^_^”
And to finish off could you tell us what are you working on at the moment?
Well of course there is always my website tokyoluv.com which I try to update everyday with some original photos, also I’ve recently start blogging for xojapan.jp a blog about fashion in Tokyo, those people are super cool. I’ve been shooting more and more fashion lately and I have a new project in progress that I will announce soon. I’m always open to collaboration and proposition too! ^_^
Of course I strongly recommend you to visit his web site.
If you are also interested to communicate with Guillaume all his contact info are on his web site or just click here
It was a pleasure fo me to bring you a little insight in the life of a gaijin photographer in Japan hope you liked it.
I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures taken by Mac and that you can view on his web site.
all the pictures used in this post are copyrighted and belong to Guillaume Marcotte
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