Dear friends. I am pleased to post this new musical slideshow because this one is very different from the previous one. It has a special story. One month ago, one of my fan proposed to famous french seaside resort La Rochelle, to hire me in order to capture the city’s happiness and glamour for their new fall ad campain. It was a great and exciting challenge because very difficult to achieve. If you don’t belive me, tyr to take picture on the street that looks like commercial ads. You’ll realize the huge amount of detail you must handle before and during the photo shoot. Then ask people to sign a release knowing the use of their picture. Just try. As hard as it is, doing humanist photography is so rewarding compared to fashion photography because you can feel people’s happiness right away. Drawing a smile on people’s face give to my life a sens of purpose.
The story of adorable Hanaé and her family : one day, as I was walking along the boats, I noticed children relaxing in a little inflatable boat. I went back and asked their parents if I could take the children in picture while playing in the boat. They agreed and I took some sweet pictures in the port. Then I asked them if they had planed a cruise in the coming days because I was looking for a familly of friends to follow and take in picture. The young father told me that they could go on cruise for 2h tomorrow especially for me. I was so happy, so delighted. But I couldn’t guess how photogenice this family would be. especially the little princess : Hanaé. I have not words string enough to thank the parents, Rommy and Juliette, Rommy’s sister Anna Maria en the kids, handsome Lucas and adorable Hanaé. She is so cute and funny. She could do commercials. Please, leave her sweet messages that her parents will read for her.
I have to thank very much this family and La Rochelle tourism office‘s team (Christophe, Elodie) for believing in me, for believing in real people and real life instead of hring profesional models and tricking reality. As a humanist photographer, my goal is to educate brands, espcially fashion brands about the “power” of real life, of real people, of truth. It’s a long road but I have all my life for that. Passion and smiles drawn are my best motivation.
PS 2 : if you have a beautiful boat, plan a cruise and want great memories, contact me. I will offer you a rebate depending of the destination, lol.
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