1 août 2018Aucun commentaire

The /den/ of Heliotrope

I know Heliotrope for a long time now: once model she’s now a close friend and has always been along during my journey in developing my photography, gifting me with her trust - including for my crazy and not-so-good ideas. She was there when I was working on duality back in 2008, and when I started to turn toward more positive emotions in 2011. This is why I’m really really pleased to welcome her again here for the /den/ project.

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21 juin 2018Aucun commentaire

The /den/ of Metaux Lourds

Yes, she’s back: this is Metaux Lourds! I’m so thrilled to have shot again with her because I believe we share a lot of the same values. Marine and I met first for a shoot for /positive motion/ project - along with some beers and extras, but that’s another story - and since then, I was eager to collaborate again with her.
She’s a great person with a lot of deepness in the way she perceives life. She’s a strong woman, a feminist, an open-minded person and a lot more. All values I relate to, so I’m grateful she welcomed me for the /den/ and opened her intimacy to my camera.

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6 juin 2018Aucun commentaire

The /den/ of Trayolp

I’ve often been asked if I wanted to switch roles and get in front of the camera, not as a photographer but as a model. The answer is …. No, not really. It’s a really difficult step for me because it’s not the way I compose my pictures and I don’t project myself into this role. It’s not really a different state of mind, but I have the feeling I would be deprived of my tools of creation. Obviously, I could still be involved in choosing light and composition but surprisingly I have more control by communicating with a model who will interpret my signals than posing myself.

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30 mai 2018Aucun commentaire

The /den/ of Sonya

I’ve been following Sonya Hibiscus on Instagram for a while now and always been amazed by how joyful she can be. When I asked her if she wanted to be part of the /den/ project she immediately said yes and here we are shooting in her small flat in Paris suburbs.

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26 mai 2018Aucun commentaire

The /den/ of carpethatfuckingdiem1910

In my last article, I explained how did I build a simple project in order to meet new people and yet fulfill my obsession with entering into one’s home as a deep dive in one’s intimacy.
Intimacy... this word is to be found on a lot of photographers websites as an excuse to shoot nude girls, spreading legs in private moments. Sure, there is some value in exploring the most private and intimates moment, aka love and sex for 90% of the series I’ve seen, and some are really great with a very profound sense of both aestheticism and connection. In my photography, I am interested in people and to my mind, there is much more to explore about one’s intimacy that only love and sex. That’s why I want to connect, be invited into your home as it is, with your mess and no judgment.

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22 mai 2018Aucun commentaire

Introducing the /den/ project

I’ve been obsessed with people place and how it can reveal oneself for a while now: /home/, /persona/ are testimonies of my past tries dealing with this rabbit hole. Lately, I’ve been focused on building the /equi.libre/ project which is a pretty complex one, involving multiple models, staged aesthetics, location finding, complex lightning ... and I really needed to have an alternative project running: one which would be lighter, easier to set up, and properly sized to encounter new people who I would involve in other sets: this is how I gave birth to the /den/, of which I must say I’m pretty excited about!

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31 mars 2017Aucun commentaire

No & Matt -twice as a /persona/

The way my photography works is directly linked to what I have to express and lately I’ve been working on a new project that would deal with couples, love, humanity, relationships … In this attempt to create something new I recruited No & Matt for several tests and working sessions and I totally failed … at creating something new.

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23 février 2017Aucun commentaire

Nayrash for /persona/

I’ve shot several series with Leah during the past two years, and each time the pleasure to discover new personality sides is renewed. She’s a very multi-sided person with a lot to offer, especially being in a kind of between two generations.

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11 novembre 2016Aucun commentaire

/persona/ – Mimosa Pudica

Sometimes you have the opportunity to meet people who will welcome you in their life like if you were an old friend. They offer their trust without any limit, peacefully and honestly and let you in with an open mind. This is how I met Audrey, aka Mimosa Pudica - yeah, just like the flower. We shared a few emails, very few actually and voilà, two sets were planned: /persona/ and /positive motion/.

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18 août 2016Un commentaire

/persona/ – Jane

When I met Jane for the first time, she told me she was usually not the kind of person who will share a lot of her personality with strangers at the first time. I must assume there are exceptions to this rule since she and I connected very easily and after having shared a glass of white wine in a café in our neighborhood, she invited me the next Sunday afternoon to discover her place and a few traits of her personality. She told me her story, how she ended living in the same flat as her best friend, how she has built a shelter for her and her art in these troglodyte rooms as she called them. She smoked a lot, we talked and we finally built this set for /persona/ project.

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