Tshi spent his childhood in Fedala-la-blanche, Morocco. After completing high school in France, he started to travel. Since 1990, he has lived and worked in Montreal creating portraits and photo stories for the cultural publications and the Canadian musical scene. The winner of many awards, the Canadian Magazine Prize recognized his coverage of the Kentucky Derby and Heathrow Airport.
Tshi is currently producing a book on contemporary jazz and photographic road logs. His work his been shown throughout France and Morocco.
In a intimate face-to-face , without any possible escape both for the subject who is being photographed and the viewer, Tshi offers his own vision which is reflected in the intensity of the eyes.The talent of this young found of jazz photographer from Quebec is to be able to create such a visual dialogue with a strong implication of the subject. Rediscovering the magical dimension of photographic portrait which fascinated Roland Barthes, beyond the fame of the subject, Tshi probe faces the personality behind tired or amused faces. Freed of any story and any context, these portraits drive us in the eyes and carry us into a personal dialogue with each of these jazz talents who seem to...
In 2008, Tshi photographed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, its streets, and its inhabitants. It exudes such atmosphere impregnated with a latin languidness, and a night life. The result dresses the record of the Brazilan singer Monica Freire.
Wallace Roney, all alone in his hotel room with the instrument that made his reputation, Regina Carter, Charles Lloyd, Bryan Blade, Wayne Shorter and The Nightcats ... Whether on stage or on a photo shoot, these artists let the eye of the photographer sincerely play with their soul.