Canadian photographer Martine Michaud, also known as Mishô, experiments with opacity, abstraction, and image layering to explore concepts of visibility and transparency in her work. Within her oeuvre are reportage, street photography, portraiture, and abstract photocomposites. Within her portraiture, she allows herself to be captivated by the subject before her, ably capturing their character, personality, and emotions in the moment. She is known for her expert use of light and shadow, aesthetic dynamic, line and shape, and perspective. She challenges her viewers to gain a new understanding of what is presented to them, and to dive deeper into the subject matter.
Michaud has published two books on photography, Bhutan, Lotus et Dragon (2014), and Heritieres de Bouddha (2017). The artist has won impressive awards for her work in her artistic career, and exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions in major cities around the world.