Portrait Of A New Friend

Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based food writer. Published in The Globe and Mail, Vice, The Coast, East Coast Living and more, Simon has also produced content for CBC Radio in the Maritimes and as well, national syndication. In addition to writing, he's a programmer at Devour! The Food Film Festival, has been selected as a judge for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards and is currently working on his first book.

Of course, I had heard Simon's name throughout the years - online, printed in The Coast, via mututal friends - but it was only at this year's Devour! The Food Film Festival in November that we had a proper chat and made a plan to hang out.

After breakfast at The Coastal, we drove back to Simon's place for tea and talk. As soon as we sat down, I knew I wanted to return and photograph this portrait.