Schaël Marcéus is a Montréal based photographer hailing from Haiti with studies in filmmaking, and a focus on documentary portraits. He’s often found blending the genres of documentary and fashion together, hoping to showcase timeless images that aren’t bound to a specific era.
His approach to his craft is minimal, organic, and intimate. It’s important to have a connection to his subjects, which is why he’s drawn towards soft natural lighting, and analogue photography. There’s a softness across all of Schaël’s work, whether it be stills or motion. He hopes to convey, when he can, black and queer people living authentically in this world.
Notable projects include Selfridges, with features on VSCO, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Black History Month Montreal, and Reader’s Digest Canada.