Taylor Halperin is just 22 years of ages, yet for more than four years, she’s been a professional photographer.
“I really studied nursing, and I started this kind of on the side for enjoyable,” Halperin informed CTV News. “It became a passion that developed into a full-time job.”
In 2021, she moved BEEhind The Lens Photography into a brand-new house: a studio on St-Charles Boulevard in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
Early Wednesday early morning, her studio and numerous companies next door ignited.
“I didn’t think it at first. I made certain it was my address,” Halperin said. “Now I’m here and I see that my door is obstructed off by debris. It’s burned down, lights on the ground. It’s starting to sink in a bit.”
She lost whatever, including her cam, props and backgrounds for photo shoots.
West Island professional photographer Taylor Halperin. (Courtesy image)
The most important products were an image of her grandfather and the cam he offered her.
“In my studio in the back corner, I had a broad view of him framed, a photo of him with his very first cam when he was 18 years of ages,” Halperin stated. “That image was burned in the fire. Not just that, but the camera he gave me. It’s type of like losing him all over once again. It’s something I’ll never get back.”
Montreal authorities are examining the cause of the fire.
A police representative told CTV News firemens they suspect it was arson because the flames spread really quick.
In spite of a significant problem, Halperin still has big plans for BEEhind The Lens.
“The goal is to still be a professional photographer,” Halperin said. “The objective is to still be a studio photographer and have my own studio.”