Instagrammers, whether you like it or not, are some of the most influential photographers of our age. We wanted to get to know the personalities behind the cameras, so we reached out to a few phone photographers who have been capturing their own unique beauty. These individuals have been hard at work shooting some of Montreal’s best sights, from dawn until dusk, across our city’s diverse landscapes.

Maude Bourcier-Bouchard, @mauderockwell, creates content for social media at an advertising agency. She’s passionate about advertising because it’s the perfect balance between creativity and utility. She’s a foodie and an outdoor enthusiast who is interested in creativity in general (literature, music, art, conferences, etc.).

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Q: What are some of your favourite spots in Montreal?

A: Café Sfouf, Station W, Montreal parks, Lachine Canal and my small loft (white everywhere is perfect for capturing simplicity).  

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Q: What is your favourite time of the day?

A: Late morning for natural light (and gourmet brunch for a photo). 

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Q:  When did you first start taking photos and why?

A: I started taking photos seriously when social media platforms appeared. My Instagram is a platform where I share my vision with my friends and the community but I mostly use it as a virtual album for myself.

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Q: What is your process for taking a perfect photo?

A: There is no definite process except editing my pictures with VSCO and posting it on Instagram directly after taking the picture. I could go days without posting pictures if I don’t see or live something special. It’s always about timing!

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Q:  What are your favourite things to photograph and why?

A: Food (to eat it after), nature (to explore it more) and books (to share my discoveries). 

Q:  Who are some of your favourite instagrammers?

A: My friends @Drowster and @Mevetaillefer: great instagrammers but also great individuals. I also admire the @OnDejeune account even if they make me want to eat breakfast 3 times a day.

To see more from Maude Bourcier-Bouchard, follow @mauderockwell on Instagram!