About Anacrusis Photography


Unstressed notes before the first downbeat... and my interpretation of what Bresson called photography's "decisive moment". For me, the moment to capture is just prior to one's resting face—a burst of authenticity you express before self-consciousness sets-in.

Etienne Capacchione

Based in Montreal, Etienne first made a name for himself photographing musicians in concert and during his studies at Dawson College's photography programme, specialized in portrait work. He is also very comfortable in other styles and does not shy away from a challenge. He currently works with artist Daphne Boyer and as a photo lab technician for Dawson College.

“S'il n'y a pas d'émotion, s'il n'y a pas un choc, si on ne réagit pas à la sensibilité, on ne doit pas prendre de photo. C'est la photo qui nous prend.”

— Henri Cartier-Bresson



Etienne comes from a background in music, sociology, and business. Now, he brings his experience and expertise to photography and video for the performing arts community in Montreal.

In his spare time, Etienne loves biking long distances and singing with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and the Orchestre Symhponique de Montreal.

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