Dear friends, I hope you enjoyed your week end. Here in Paris it was almost great : sun visited us few day (he hasn’t visited us for a while) and left saturday evening. Stay where you are, Paris is not at its top right now. The mood is not there too : economic crisis, rising unemployement, riots, racism… a hot pot my friends. That’s why I stop taking pictures in Paris since I came back from my 3 months stay in New York. Check again my New York pictures and stories to understand what I miss from New York when I stay in Paris .
That’s why I post pictures from New York and Milan so often : to brighten my heart and bring sun to yours. Few week ago I uploaded in Style an dthe City iPhone iPad app this album of 90 pictures from Milan Fashion Week with that title : “I can make you sexy”. Why ? Because as street style quickly became boring to me, I started to think beyond the box, beyong what magazines do. Clothe means nothing compare to an glamourous and sexy attitude. Some people have a glamour attitude on purpose, like in magazines. It’s ridiculous, because not real. I hate fake content. That’s why you’ll never see me working for magazines. They can work with me, but I will never work for them. Money and fame mean nothing for me. Discovering new ways to reveal naturla beauty of life, of women, of people : that’s what I love. That’s why, while photographers were taking in pictures bags and shoes, I was focused on the swing movement of this lady. I have a fraction of second to capture what I want. And because it will be gone in the next fraction of second, I know that it worths being different than other photographers.
There is different ways to be sexy. Many women are not aware how sexy they can be. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thank’s God, I have 2 eyes ! LOL. I see twice as much beauty and sexyness as everybody, haha. So what can make a woman sexy too ? Her complicity, her natural geneoristy. It means that what makes humanist photography more beautiful than street style photography is the fact that your pictures tell a story, reveal a personality, not a bag. A humanist photographs i a social photograph that reveal how our society can be better if we trust, love and respect each other. Humanist photography is not aimed to take your money away by motivated you to buy bags and shoes, but is aimed to make you a better human being.
GRACE. Grace is something that is beyond beauty. It’s a mix of attitude and beauty. I try as much as I can to capture grace in a woman. It’s harder for me as many greed photographers follow me during my shooting and prevent me to move like I would want to move. Greed is killing street style photography and I think I will stop attending fashion week within a year.
As a former TV video reporter, I try to practise what I learnt for years : it’s all about the right moment, the right angles. Captruing an ephemeral moment is and art that I want to master. Once again it’s harder and harder to do it because of the hige amount of photographers and their greed attitude. Human being is the only race in the earth that has no bad feeling to destroy thyself. No animals in the earth try to destroy other same race beings. Only humans. It makes me sad ans sick when I watch TV news and some photographers’ attitude during fashion week.
As an artist, I see life as a gift. As an artist, I see human interaction as a gift, as an opportunity to learn and be a better human being. Too many people see others as opportinities to steal, to hurt. Why ? I don’t know. That’s a mistery that only human race has.
Because I am a sensitive human being, I try to give more than I take from this world. Doing that, I feel happy because nobody can prevent me to give. And because nobody can prevent me to give, I feel FREE. And that’s all what matters. Have a great and wise day.