When someone allows me to take a photo of them, I like to burst into their bubble by getting very close to them. It breaks the masks that most of us tend to put on when the lens is pointed in our direction. No duck face can withstand the big fat lens one foot away from your face.

If I'm quick enough, I capture a real expression, not a posed one. And the sparkle, or the sadness, in people's eyes. They reveal themselves truly, and I embrace it.

I'm lucky to live in Montreal, where the diversity of faces you can encounter is absolutely stunning. I've got almost 500 photos like these, therefore, the selection process was really hard.

I hope you will enjoy it!

More info: Facebook | mikaeltheimer.com

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Smackiex 11 months ago

He looks like he has a few stories to tell. :)

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Breislitt4 11 months ago

Their eyes are beautiful.

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UniversalMel 11 months ago

I may just be assuming, but isn’t this a drag king? If so, I’d like to say that drag kings and drag queens are equal and both deserve positive representation

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Ms E 11 months ago

I want her to do my makeup <3

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Gorgeous

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Ms.Maria 11 months ago

that hat :)

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Kaisu Rei 11 months ago

I love seeing people smile genuinely!

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birdhouse 11 months ago

Pretty lady. Love those lips!

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Yolie V. 10 months ago

Little artist in the making. Cool looking tree!

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Kaisu Rei 11 months ago (edited)

She is gorgeous! Does anyone know what culture this headdress is from?

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Ms.Maria 11 months ago

THOSE EYES!!!

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Bobbi Newell 11 months ago

This one is the most vulnerable. So much pain in those eyes!

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Ms E 11 months ago

lovely!

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Ms.Maria 11 months ago

What a colorful character

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Wonderful

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Vic 10 months ago

This gentleman looks a bit like Robin Williams to me..

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Christopher Mack 11 months ago

Toni Iommi?

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Ms.Maria 11 months ago

Stunning

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Bluebell Rizzi 10 months ago

She looks like my cousin :)

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Kourtney Tente 10 months ago

I feel like I’ve seen him in a movie

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 11 months ago

Poseidon?

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Cute Dog 11 months ago

Love those eyes and the hair-colour!

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Wonderful photograph. Love the look you've captured on her face.

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

So dapper!

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Beautiful. Love her eyes

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Wild Meee 10 months ago

He’s so happy

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Hobbit Girly 10 months ago

Two gorgeous flowers captured in one photo!

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Lou Wow 11 months ago

Love the pen! Bet he writes his lyrics when he's out on the streets.

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Sakura Asuki 10 months ago

That's kind of rude

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Aileen 11 months ago

Lol reminds me of that one Einstein photograph.

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Kaisu Rei 11 months ago

She's gorgeous!

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Ms.Maria 11 months ago

Well now, he's obviously loved

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ChiveChilly 11 months ago

Cute hair

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boredkoala 11 months ago

I love her shirt!

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Carol Stapleton 11 months ago

Genuine

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Hodor! Hodor? 10 months ago

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Fuck sake! You look ridiculous

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Petra 10 months ago

Reflection

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Carol Stapleton 11 months ago

Andrew Kennedy?

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Carol Stapleton 11 months ago

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Hmmm nice teeth

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Tracey Tait 10 months ago

She looks like a woman who could just drop wisdom all over.

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Unidentified Individual 11 months ago

Sweet bolo