Arts & EventsJean Marc Carisse: The art of capturing candid moments

Jean Marc Carisse: The art of capturing candid moments

Jean Marc Carisse: The art of capturing candid moments

When it comes to photography gurus, Ottawa-based Jean-Marc Carisse (JMC) is among them. To begin with, he has photographed the political and social scenes in Ottawa and around the world for over 40 years. Official photographer for Prime Ministers Trudeau, Turner and Chrétien, he also captured consecutive Prime Ministers from Diefenbaker to Harper, US Presidents from Ford to Obama and hundreds of world leaders on film.

JMCarisse1His work has appeared on the covers and pages of history and political books including his own coffee table book Privileged Access w/ Trudeau,Turner & Chrétien (Warwick Publ. 2000). Magazines include Time, Paris Match and Maclean’s, as well as TV documentaries and biographies.

He now freelances as a photographer and photojournalist. Carisse has an amazing eye and has been there to snap many performers, comedians, singers, artists, actors, icons and heroes, both on stage and off.  He has formal shots, informal, candid ones and everything in between. Bob Dylan, Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth, Al Pacino, Rudolf Nureyev, Tom Waits, Fidel Castro, Bob Hope, Yousuf Karsh, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa are all part of his portfolio – and that is just to name a few.


JMCarisse2You can see his work, move slowly from picture to picture as you know nosh on a snack in his recently-opened Carisse Studio Café at 274 Elgin Street. Visit Ottawa’s only photography gallery/studio & Eurostyle café and listen to great music, sip on outstanding coffee, enjoy Italian paninis and specialty desserts.


Also included in the current photo display are Carisse’s best photos of this summer’s festivals.  Check it out.


Sept13_JMC_B.B.King©Jean-Marc Carisse 2013 BluesFestJMCarisse3

Comments (0)

*Please take note that upon submitting your comment the team at OLM will need to verify it before it shows up below.