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 1 year ago

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

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Breislitt4 1 year ago

Their eyes are beautiful.

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UniversalMel 1 year 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 1 year ago

I want her to do my makeup <3

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

Gorgeous

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Ms.Maria 1 year ago

that hat :)

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Kaisu Rei 1 year ago

I love seeing people smile genuinely!

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birdhouse 1 year ago

Pretty lady. Love those lips!

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Yolie V. 1 year ago

Little artist in the making. Cool looking tree!

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Kaisu Rei 1 year ago (edited)

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

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Ms.Maria 1 year ago

THOSE EYES!!!

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

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

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Ms E 1 year ago

lovely!

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Ms.Maria 1 year ago

What a colorful character

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

Wonderful

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Vic 1 year ago

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

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Christopher Mack 1 year ago

Toni Iommi?

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Ms.Maria 1 year ago

Stunning

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 year ago

She looks like my cousin :)

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Kourtney Tente 1 year ago

I feel like I’ve seen him in a movie

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 1 year ago

Poseidon?

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Cute Dog 1 year ago

Love those eyes and the hair-colour!

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

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

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

So dapper!

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

Beautiful. Love her eyes

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Wild Meee 1 year ago

He’s so happy

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Hobbit Girly 12 months ago

Two gorgeous flowers captured in one photo!

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Lou Wow 1 year ago

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

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Sakura Asuki 1 year ago

That's kind of rude

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Aileen 1 year ago

Lol reminds me of that one Einstein photograph.

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Kaisu Rei 1 year ago

She's gorgeous!

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Ms.Maria 1 year ago

Well now, he's obviously loved

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ChiveChilly 1 year ago

Cute hair

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boredkoala 1 year ago

I love her shirt!

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Carol Stapleton 1 year ago

Genuine

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Hodor! Hodor? 1 year ago

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Fuck sake! You look ridiculous

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Petra 1 year ago

Reflection

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Carol Stapleton 1 year ago

Andrew Kennedy?

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Carol Stapleton 1 year ago

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Hmmm nice teeth

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Tracey Tait 1 year ago

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

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Unidentified Individual 1 year ago

Sweet bolo