Albert Normandin was born and raised in a small French Canadian community, just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.
His first career was a technician in the graphic arts industry, working on equipment that printed and produced the work he wanted to be photographing. After 10 years in this industry, he took a chance, quit on a Friday and showed in New York City on Monday morning with the hopes of working for Jay Maisel.
After 3-1/2 years with Maisel, Albert returned home to Canada to set up his own business as a professional photographer.
Over the expanse of his career, he has kept himself busy with advertising, corporate and industrial assignments. He now has a long list of clients, awards, book projects, teachings, and workshops.
This commercial work has fuelled his extensive body of personal work. The latest addiction being Myanmar (Burma). With 13 trips in the last 12 years, covering the landscape, people, their culture.
As this forgotten country opens up to the world, he is even more driven to see and shoot as much of the real Burma as he can, before it is too late.