East Coast Food Stories is a collection of visual and written stories that celebrate the way food connects us to our surroundings and each other. Inspired by the seaside lifestyle and the memories we make while gathered at the table, Michelle Doucette documents food culture in celebration of the traditions and innovations of people who are passionate about food.
I’m Michelle, a portrait, food and lifestyle photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
My inspiration comes from our province’s unique seaside lifestyle and the memories we make while gathered at the table. Through my work, I celebrate the traditions and innovations of local people who are passionate about food, and explore how this connects us to our landscape and each other.
It was the vibrantly coloured macarons that caught my eye when I first walked into Le French Fix Pâtisserie. I had been anxiously awaiting the opening of this lovely little pastry shop in downtown Halifax, and the moment had come to choose the first sweet to sample. Showcased in colourful rows were a gorgeous spectrum of flavours – classics like lemon, lavender, raspberry and rose as well as seasonal flavours like pumpkin spice, gingerbread and crème brûlée, and these were just the macarons!
Where do I go, who do I meet, and most importantly – what do I get to eat? Check out my portfolio for a sampling of the foods and faces that inspire me everyday.