My dear friend. I hope this post will find you fine. The more happy you are and great things you do, the more you’ll brighten our society. And my life. Bur right now, I would like to brighten your day. How can I do that with my little camera ? I can do it cause it’s not about how great my camera could be, but about the meaning of my photography, the soul of my humanist street style vision.
What is this vision ? We can all make our society a better place in our humble level. Working on the street, interacting with people make my work very hard cause everybody is different, everybody can react differently when they realize that I am taking them in picture. My goal are always pure : I try to reveal the natural beauty of people, a natural beauty that comes from their generosity. And I thank God, if exists, to have put on my path this adorable Little Red Riding Hood, last september, while I was attending New York fashion week.
As you’ll witness it, the differences of face and expressions before and after I explained my work, on the go, to this girl, are just amazing. As you can see it, as she realizes that I am taking her in picture, her face is rather frightening. A face like that would have stoped any street style photographer. But I am not a street style photographer. I am a humanist photographer who can feel people’s inner beauty, inner generosity. I can’t explain it to you, but I knew that this girl was a good person. That’s why I kept taking her in picture and while doing it, started to reassure her, in my “own funny way” of course (sorry, it’s my secret sauce and I can’t share it, lol).
There is no it bags or must have in this serie. There is just a girl next door that needed to be reassured. I was lucky to be there. I think God, if exists, wanted me to capture that moment to help young girl to understand that generosity is what matters in our society and that generosity is what attracts people to each other, not fancy clothes. Style is the accessory of your personality. Have a great personality and don’t care about having the last trendy items that will make you look alike so many others at the end. And start that change by offering smiles, just like that. Have a great day and may these words brighten your mind.