Hi everybody. I am happy to talk to you about a subject that I love : babies! There is no greatest moment in life than having babies. There is not better emotions in life than those created by your children. As I knew that this New York fashion week would be my last fashion week ever, I tried to capture some sweet moment of life where babies and kids would be the hero.
This New York fashion week was very tense, you know it now. the huge amount of street style and amateur photographers was making my photo shoots very difficult. In addition to have regularly an elbow, an harm, a person screwing my pictures, I had to face greed behaviors of street style photographers that not only were constantly following me but also ruNning in front of my lens to stop the person I was taking in picture. And for those who don’t believe how greed street style photographers became, just watch the slideshow. It’s easy to take a beautiful picture. But it’s very very hard to take in picture a whole serieS. Because I have to think of the story on the go, but also to make every picture great by calculating the angle, the frame, the moment where to clic, interfering people in the background. That’s why I get so mad when a street style photographers screw my picture in purpose to take his picture. Especially if he/she could have just wait few seconds to then take his/her own pictures. GREED is killing the beauty, GREED is killing our society as republicans showed it again by causing the government shutdown. I will fight GREED whatever it costs me.
Knowing that this fashion week would be more difficult than ever, I focused my work on understanding where lies the natural beauty, the natural glamor in our daily natural gesture. Fashion doesn’t need another fashion photographer that will ask models to pose or create fake situation. That’s so stupid and uncreative. Where is the challenge as a photographer ??? I know that fashion is not ready to experiment a new kind of photography that embrace real life and story telling. But I am working on it. real life is as beautiful as we want to see it and make it beautiful. That’s my stand and I will stick to it, especially when I see that.
I am a very emotive person. I cry easily when I am moved. That’s why I prefer to go to a movie theatre alone. I don’t want my friends to see me crying. LOL. I just need to think about babies and hop ! Tears are coming. As I was looking for sweet moments of life to capture in order to share it with you, I suddenly saw a little blond kid in jumpsuit. It was so cute to watch him walking on the stage. Do I come closer, do I stay hidden ? That kind of questions are important as I have just few seconds before the situation becomes complex. He beautiful mother talk with her friends. I decide to take some pictures of her beautiful friends. 5 seconds later the situation already changed : the mother was holding her little angel. As I never interfere with real life, I don’t ask anybody to move in order to have a better angle. It’s challenging but that what Style and the City is about : capturing real life and finding a way to make it beautiful. I was thrilled by the complicity between the kid and her mother. I so want to have that kind of complicity with my futur children. The only thing I did was to complimenting the mother and the kid. Family, love, children are my oxygen in a over saturated world of street style photographs. If you know her, please thank her again for me.
The same situation happened when I attended the Diesel fashion show. Too many street style photographers compelled me to flee them again and find a way to be different. As the street style photographers have improved their photography, the only way to distinguish my work is not to take another picture of models, fashion editor but to understand what creates emotions, what makes me want to cry. Yes, I said “cry”. I am very sensitive to the beauty our world has to offer and for me their is much more beauty in a mother-little girl relationship than in a pair of shoes. I consider every children I meet as my own children. I try to give them as much love as I can by the way I talk to them, by the choice of my world, by the story I want to tell to you dear readers, by my angles. Children are angels for me. Learning how to capture their beauty and make you wanting to have babies is one of my first goals. During the few seconds that lasted our encounter, I succeeded to make her smile. She was so beautiful, so cute in addition to look like top model Natalia Vodianova. Making a baby a little kid or girl smile, laugh has so much more values to me than being published in a magazine. Because being a better human being matters more for me.
Thank you very much for your complicity. I wish you to think again before going out for shopping this week end. I am sure there’s a better thing to do. LOL.