Photo for the new single of Dear Frederic - Outlast 
https://soundcloud.com/dearfrederic/outlast
You’ll probably hear that song everywhere this summer all across the world. Stay tuned for the rest of the series. 

Photo for the new single of Dear Frederic - Outlast 

https://soundcloud.com/dearfrederic/outlast

You’ll probably hear that song everywhere this summer all across the world. Stay tuned for the rest of the series. 

Poster created for my short film Abigaëlle - Branding made by Benoit St-Jean - El-Toro Studio / Model: Chadi Nasser

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Chadi is a very good friend of mine. I’ve known him for almost 20 years. Few years ago, after separating with his girlfriend, Chadi lost more than 60 pounds within 6 months. He had so much time for the gym and changed all his eating habits. While I was writing my short film I had this idea to create a cheesy poster of him with a fake weight loss Chocolate bar ad and make it part of the story. 

Poster created for my short film Abigaëlle - Branding made by Benoit St-Jean - El-Toro Studio / Model: Chadi Nasser

Chadi is a very good friend of mine. I’ve known him for almost 20 years. Few years ago, after separating with his girlfriend, Chadi lost more than 60 pounds within 6 months. He had so much time for the gym and changed all his eating habits. While I was writing my short film I had this idea to create a cheesy poster of him with a fake weight loss Chocolate bar ad and make it part of the story. 

New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 
Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 
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New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 
Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 
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New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 
Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 
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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 
Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 
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New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 
Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 
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New logo, new business card and new portfolio. Here is a sneak peak of my new identity! 

Logo designed by: Olivier Nadeau / Business cards designed by: Jean Malek / Portfolio’s art direction by Jean Malek / Portfolio layout by Marie-Soleil Denault. 

"Untold Stories" by Jean Malek
PRESS RELEASE
 
New from award-winning Montreal photographer, story-teller and director Jean Malek comes this teaser release, the first instalment in a new and broad-reaching photographic series he has titled “Untold Stories.”

The series explores the complex themes of family, diverse group dynamics and the untold secrets that lie within closed circles. 
 
While drawn together by the intensity and ambiguity of each image, the series is constructed to explore many unique stories and in this way is not intended to be connected stylistically.

The ambitious project has been in production since the beginning of 2013 and when completed is expected to contain between 8 and 10 images to be presented at exhibition.
 
Credits:
Photography & Concept: Jean Malek
Production: Jean Malek enr.
1st Assistant: Sébastien Roussel
2nd Assistant: Jean-Sébastien Létourneau
3rd Assistant: Nicholas Lafontaine
Art Director (Set design): Susan MacQuarrie
Stylist: Andrée-Jade Hélie
Production assistant: Christian Bitar
Storyboard artist: Olivier Gourde
Post-Production: Jessy Veilleux
Making Of: Julien Lauzon
Casting: Jean Malek + Andrée-Jade Hélie
Location Scouting: Lauriane Rognie - Quatre Zero Un Inc.
Cast: Arizona O’Neil, Daniel Pilon, Jean Marchand, Angélina Béraldin, Philippe Durocher-McBreaty, Émilie Bierre
Thanks to Folio Montréal, Dulcedo Models, Agence Ginette Achim, Quatre Zero Un, Marie-Eve Couture, Marie-Claude Langlois & Boutique Duo.
TEASER: 

Making of, directed by Julien Lauzon

Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark
Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek
Model: Estelle L’Oiseau
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Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark
Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek
Model: Estelle L’Oiseau
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Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark
Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek
Model: Estelle L’Oiseau
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Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark
Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek
Model: Estelle L’Oiseau
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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 4000
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Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark
Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek
Model: Estelle L’Oiseau
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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 4000
  • f/2,5
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  • 53mm

Glory Box by Portishead on Grooveshark

Les Ombres - 2013 - Jean Malek

Model: Estelle L’Oiseau

The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.

Steve Maraboli

thestendhalsyndrome:

I am so excited to tell you about this project. I don’t even know where to start! Right before Christmas, I met photographer Jean Malek (whose work  I’ve admired for quite some time).

We started talking and he told me about how he felt like he hadn’t done anything truly creative in a long time and how he knew he should do something about it. Me being myself - I couldn’t help but bluntly tell him to stop moaning and act on it! ;)

His goal was to make something visually stunning -yes- but mostly to create something memorable, to build images to which people would respond emotionally and I couldn’t agree more. It sounded so refreshing to work on something else than fashion!

He had this idea to do a serie that would feature different pictures evolving around a single theme.
He knew that the theme needed to be vast enough to let us explore different feelings, characters and environments.
That’s how he came up with Untold Stories.
Untold Stories is all about about things that people choose to keep hidden like shame, perversion, grief, intimacy, discomfort, illness, doubt, paranoia, fear…

Once he found the story for the first picture, we started looking for the perfect location, for the perfect casting and then for the perfect team to build it with.
It took two weeks and we had it all. 

Last Sunday’s shoot went perfect.
Thank you so much to everybody who worked on this!
We felt absolutely blessed because everybody jumped right in with an amazing interest in the project and a total confidence in Jean and his ability to bring the picture to the next level.

The serie is off to a G-R-E-A-T start!
I’m currently seeing the picture evolving in post production and It’s killing me… I can’t wait to share it with you!