Spend 5: Ariane Poulin – Photographer

When you work between Montreal and Paris, LOVE TWAIN is bound to come knocking on your door…

You see, here at LOVE TWAIN HQ. our mornings go a little like… kick off painfully uncomfortable yet wickedly delicious heels, put on our favourite slides , light a candle and commence our morning stalking research session, and by research session we mean looking up anyone that has used the #Paris or #PFW hashtags. Because if you haven’t established already … the love affair is very real.

You can imagine our excitement when we came across the beautifully curated account of Ariane Poulin. As of late, the Montreal and Paris-based photographer has been providing our daily dose of aesthetically dreamy, perfectly toned images featuring her travels, fashion photography work and every perfectly layered street style maven she comes across along the way.

Here we spend 5 with the photographer to watch who satisfies all our wanderlust needs…

Name: Ariane Poulin

Nickname: Ari

Occupation: Photographer

It all started when: I used to tear editorials from fashion magazines and put them up on my wall when I was a kid. I think that’s what inspired me to do what I do!

I shoot with: Canon 5D Mark III

I learnt from: My dad for his love of photography and by looking at Vogue magazines for inspiration

My aesthetic is: Natural and simple. I love that a photo is a glimpse of a moment you can capture in time, I try to tell an honest story of the person I am photographing

My favourite shot: Herb Ritts’s photo of Naomi, Cindy, Christy, Stephanie and Tatjana for Rolling Stone Magazine in the 80’s

Model of the moment: Gigi Hadid

Model to watch: Mica Arganaraz for her look and attitude

Photographer muse: Cass Bird

Work uniform: Jeans and a t-shirt, something simple and comfortable I can move in!

Dream team: Creative people who love to work together towards creating something beautiful

Photography tip for amateurs: Learn the rules and then break them, it’s much more fun.

Current city: Paris

Local hang out: Le Comptoir Général, a café/bar near Canal St-Martin where you can get great drinks and listen to good music.

Must visit when in town: Fondation Louis Vuitton for it’s crazy architecture.

My view right now: My little Parisian street through the window

But I wish it was: Exactly where I am is pretty perfect

I day dream about: Food

Current addiction: Glossier skincare and makeup, can’t live without!

Can’t leave the house without: My phone…

Last person I called: My best friend who I haven’t seen in two months

Last text message was from: Mom and dad!

Most visited website: The Man Repeller Blog, it’s simply perfect!

Most used app: VSCO to edit photos and of course Instagram

Worst habit: Too much Netflix

I am looking forward to: My snowboarding trip in Switzerland this winter with the fam

Life motto: Get out of your comfort zone: that’s when things get interesting!

Follow Ariane and her life in Paris: @ArianePoulin