Over the last 10 years, Shayne Laverdière's keen gaze has found its way through the intricacies of fashion, portraiture and film sets. When working on Xavier Dolan's film sets, Shayne has turned his lens towards details invisible to film cameras, transposing the magic of everything that remains off-screen, subtly enhancing the atmosphere. His vision intersects with that of the cinematographer André Turpin, building an iconographic mosaic while at the same time weaving another thread into the story: that of the freeze frame.
The poetic density and narrative power of his photographs have resulted in an enduring collaboration with Xavier Dolan, capturing the intimacy and vibrant grace of fleeting moments on the director’s film sets. The series of images in this Happy Diamonds campaign were shot by Shayne Laverdière under the artistic direction of Xavier Dolan.