18 juillet 20182 Comments

/equi.libre/ (of May)

I’ve shot this set of /equi.libre/ in May, and since then I’m struggling to write this article and publish what I think is one of the best series for the /equi.libre/ project. As a photographer, I use imagery to convey my thoughts, my obsessions, and my guts feeling. It’s already hard enough to morph those ideas into images which are inherently open to interpretation, so trying to put words over that is a bit like chasing smoke.

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6 juin 2018Pas de 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 2018Pas de 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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22 décembre 2016Pas de commentaire

/discloser/ – Nicolas

Strange. This is it, maybe I should stop writing this article right here, how much strange was this encounter with Nicolas. I have already written about how hard it is to find valuable masculine collaborations: a lot of the men contacting me are either « wesh-wesh » with no intend to create imaginative imagery or bodybuilders who only wants to show their muscle. Nicolas is neither of that, but man, what a strange person.

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16 décembre 2016Pas de commentaire

/discloser/ – Emma

During a conversation with a model, I’ve discovered the notion of body-positivism, which is basically being confident with one self-body and stop being ashamed and harassed by fashion dictates. I didn’t know I was part of something bigger like this, but this is a state of mind I totally rely on. I’ve got often contacts from people who have never posed and just want to have a first experience, see what’s like to be in the shoes of a model (with no shoes :wink:) or who want to face their own body in front of a camera and their approach is often to be related to body-positivism.

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9 décembre 2016Pas de commentaire

/persona/ – Alma

When I first saw Alma’s portfolio I was totally amazed and felt like she was what I qualified as « an expression of humanity ». I don’t know how to describe it better, but when I first looked at her pictures, they just sounded real and right, like the truth of a human body deeply settled in a physical reality. Meeting her in person didn’t deny this feeling of humanity and even added a huge load of kindness. Honestly, this is one of the more truthful encounters I had in the past months.

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25 novembre 20162 Comments

/positive motion/ Mimosa Pudica

A huge part of the emotional power that resides in /positive motion/ project is due to the very particular aestheticism conveyed by both the dance and the light & post production combo. Therefore having the opportunity to shoot with models who have special skills like being a professional dancer or,like Mimosa Pudica, a pole dance teacher is an amazing opportunity.

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18 novembre 2016Pas de commentaire

/discloser/ – Aury

When I first saw Aury's portfolio I thought she was a very experienced model with a lot of self-confidence. I was not exactly correct and to be honest, I take a lot more pleasure working with people who throw themselves out of their comfort zone. It's a lot more productive and a lot more rewarding afterward.

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3 août 2016Pas de commentaire

/persona/ – Noémie

The beauty of working with models for creating art is how much different are the people you meet. I first met Noémie while working on /discloser/ set, a project where a model uses her body to express emotion and personality sides. Despite she's a young model, Noémie has strong opinions and ideas on how she is the owner of her own body, how she can or want to use it as a mean of expression for feminism.

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21 juillet 2016Pas de commentaire

/discloser/ Amanda

Exploring personality is still fascinating, even after having shot so many /discloser/ sets and iterated /persona/ project for more than three years now. Even when the shoots occurs after an exhausting week of labor, on a Friday night and both the model and the photographer are just exhausted and praying for a let-me-sleep zone.

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