On The Street Where I Live
I make the effort to look at the place where I live with the same intensity as I look at a now place I’m sent on assignment. Of course, after a while that’s not possible — after a while, one begins not to see things or you see them as reruns — but the act of making photographs helps with that; don’t know if it’s because it gives a reason to keep looking or if it’s the act of looking itself that shows us how little we actually see of that is there and how much what is there changes every day.
Le marché aux puces — Flea Market
A series of photographs • 2010 - 2013
There are two basic mindsets in street photography
Documentary & Editorial
— I try to begin as a documentary photographer to see & capture what’s there, knowing that can be (maybe always is…) colored by who I am and how I feel at the moment. But sometimes, as a hunter of moments, it’s a matter of reflexive alertness. When I’m really into that, it does not allow time to editorialize. That’s when you look back and see that you saw what was there — even if it was something you would have chosen not to notice.