Tell us about your background?
Born in Paris, I am currently studying in the USA. Not much background in terms of photography.
What inspires you?
The work of others, my girlfriend, and certain feelings that I try to convey or evoke through an image. But having no formal training, the work of others is a great main source of inspiration. Because a good set of works from someone else gives you a whole new perspective… and the more work you see, the more selective you can become among those perspectives, which is the way your own personal style may be forged.
What are you able to do for a photo?
Not enough, I wish I where more bold, bold enough to go up to someone who I am dying to get a shoot from and ask him… Way to often do I let a wonderful character get away with out daring to get my camera out.
What is the material you are using?
I started with digital, and have been sticking to it up till now. even though I have never seriously tried argentic, I have a great admiration towards it. the color range, and the possibilities offered with a wide lens are incomparable with what I use. but the cost is what makes it impossible for me. With digital, once I managed to find the money for the camera, I do not need to spend one extra cent, I do not even own my own computer…
Also, the canon Ixus that I use fits into my pocket, and photography as I see it being often spontaneous an opportunistic , having the camera constantly with me is primordial
What are the moments you like to size?
As I mentioned, I like the opportunistic aspect of photography, therefore, anything particular that occurs around me is worth a try.
the feelings I encounter are also something I try to put in image. The pleasure of having someone, of being submerged into a new world when I travel, the emptiness or liveliness of a place…
Your favorite artists?
There are many, as long as they have something that reaches me.
from the big shoots like Mc Curry, Saudek.. to the more intimate people that I discovered on internet: Yerin mok, Joanna Linda, Helena Kvarnstrom (…),(…) The only problem with the internet, is the way the whole website layout influences the appreciation of the work.
The nicest exhibition you have seen?
When I a in Paris, one of the contemporary photography museum is always worth visiting, there is where I saw the best, but I forget some names, Sarah Moon was one of them.
The nicest moment in your life? Have you photos of it?
Time with my girlfriend, I don’t know when, every time seems the best yet… I have some photography of those kind of moments, maybe not the best ones…
Thanks Silmonia Paris for having taken his time to make this interview with us
Interview done by Flavio Monteiro for UAILAB