Hi everybody. I hope you are enjoying your day as I do. It’s a sunny day in my new city, New York. Birds are singing in my window and I guess that girls are as sexy than ever on the streets of the big Apple. I feel good as well because this afternoon I meet for the second time the developer and designers that want to be part of the project I am about to launch in New York. An amazing one, a disruptive one as usual. Those who are aware of my background and the story of Style and the City know that I always tried to be different and set the trend. Just remember what was street style photography before and after Style and the City. So, I am excited and I advice you to subscribe to the newsletter.
I am happy because I know I will find love in New York. I dont’ mean lovers. I mean “my” love. It can’t be otherwise. I was so bothered by struggling with a sad system and mentality in France that I couldn’t let my goal of success being disturbed by LOVE. It’s sad to talk like that when you you that LOVE is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Corporate racism and jealousy don’t let people like me succeed in France. That’s why so many talented people leave France every years, for decades.
I want to fall in love and take care of the one who will make me feel the most handsome, clever man in the world. LOL. But taking care of the one you love means allocating her a part of your time. But I was so much struggling in France that all my time was used to make me succeed. A girl, a woman you love is like a flower. She needs sun and water, constantly. Everyday. That’s the only way to make this flour brighten and shine. You, as the man she chose, are the only one she allows to bring her sun and water. It’s the greatest privilege. Don’t screw it my friend because a lot of men are knocking at the door hoping to make her taste their water and sun.
TWICE. twice in my life women fell in love with me. Too quickly. I was not ready twice. The first time I was working on creating my comedy festival in the hope of convincing TV producer to turn it into a TV show. It was consuming so much of my energy and my time that I couldn’t deal with a love relationship that would be time consuming. I broke. She cried. I was sad. It turned ou that my comedy festival was so successful that a producer decided to create a TV show. Without me.
The second time a girl fell in love with me was at the beginning of Style and the City, oct. 2007. Street style photography didn’t exist at that time in France. I contacted all magazine to propose them to do street style photography. None of them even bothered to email me back or turn my phone calls back. So I decided to learn photography by myself, spend a lot of time on the street of Paris to understand how to bring humanism in street style photography. I was on the street, not with her. She couldn’t understand that because I quit my former job to follow my heart, I was running out of money and had to succeed as soon as possible. Even if I was the only one in France to do it, I wanted to be one of the best street style photographer in the world so that magazines would recognize my talent and would hire me. 4 months after my first Paris fashion week, I attended my second fashion week, only to discover that all the magazines that ignored me sent their photographers take street style pictures. Many of them were following me to take in picture what I was taking in picture. France.
I made 2 women cry for… nothing. I always chose business without love. Now I think that business and love can work together. Yes, Style and the City is a world well known street style blog, yes, hundreds fo thousands people love my work but they don’t know the true price of this hard work. I forbid myself from falling in love up until I succeed. was it a good thing, was it a huge mistake ? I will never know. All what I know is that now, more than ever, something is missing in my life : LOVE. I need to love and be love by a woman. I am ready. I know that now, even if I haven’t succeeded yet according to my criteria (and they are high), I know that I will find time for her. I need to do it, I will learn it. What the point of dying rich but alone ? What the point of being famous if the only one eye you care about is not there ? What the point of being loved by millions of unknown people if the only love you need is not there ?
That’s why you can see a lot of pictures of lovers. They give me hope. Hope in a better life. Because the girl who will love you won’t care about the money you have in your bank account. She will only care about you, for who you are as a human being. It’s time for me to like myself for who I am and not for what I do. It’s time to accepte that failing in business doesn’t mean failing in love. I’m ready. I hope you are ready too. True love never killed anyone. Have a great day my friends and never let business preventing you from falling in love.
Ps : thank you very much Charles for your complicity. Your girl is beautiful and your love brightened my day.