The Galerie de Bellefeuille is proud to be the first gallery to represent aerial photographer Yves Tremblay whose successful career has already spanned over 26 years.
Yves Tremblay was born in 1962 in Baie-Comeau on the North Shore and discovered photography as a high school student. This Indigenous man of Inuit descent realised in these moments that he loved every facet of the creative process. Subsequently, after pursuing studies in Art and Media Technology in Jonquière, Tremblay worked a summer as the photographer for the magazine Plein jour sur la Manicouagan. In 1984, Brian Mulroney, newly elected Prime Minister, recognized his brilliance and offered him the position of Press Officer in Ottawa.
In 1990, following a career in media, he managed the advertising campaigns for various clients, including ski resorts, at the magazine Reflet du Lac of Magog. It was here that a pilot responsible for helicopter tours of Mont Orford asked him to take aerial photographs of a friend’s chalet by lake Memphrémagog for a gift. Watershed moment. That day, he took off thinking he was simply taking an aerial photo of a house, but after seeing the breathtaking panoramas, he came back and carried with him the seed of a new passion: architecture from an aerial perspective.
Yves Tremblay realised the potential behind flying over prestigious residences, one so high that in September 2001 he founded his own aerial photography company: Photo Helico. Many influential businessmen have hired him to take aerial photographs of their homes in Tremblant, Senneville, Charlevoix, and elsewhere in Quebec. Clients have also commissioned aerial photographs of their companies in New York, San Francisco, Washington, Copenhagen, and London.
He is currently working on a second publication after the success of his first book-box from 2017 titled Plus belles maisons du Québec vues du haut des airs. The new book, Les beautés du Québec vues du haut des airs, will showcase natural beauty with preservation as the goal. The launch will be accompanied by an exhibition of large photographs taken from the publication.Download the artist biography