Hi everybody. I hope that You missed me yesterday as I took a rest and didn’t post a Dose of Happiness. LOL. But it always worths waiting with me as you’ll see it in this new humanist New York street style adventure. I say new but in fact that story is from last year, during my 3 months stay in New York. How amazing it was. Remember the last musical slideshow that you loved (144 pics) Thousand pictures and hundreds encounters have not been posted yet. As soon as I move to New York, I will hire an editor to help me. I’ve been so disapplointed with french interns that I don’t want to recruit a single one anymore. I prefere to wait that I move to New York.
Many times, fans asked me why I don’t do photo shoots for fashion magazines. My answer is always the same : truth, art, challenges. TRUTH : real life is beautuful if you learn to see it with your heart. No need to create fantasy fake situations and fake women’s perception of beauty by photoshoping models. There is no room for lies in my life and in my work. ART : real life offers you all the tools to creat a master piece if you see life with the eyes of an artist. Every situation you face is an opportunity to create a great painting. People are your colors, your camera is your pencil, your sensitivity is the soul of the piece you gonna create. You choose in a matter of second which people you gonna let come into your frame, you choose the angles, the moments to click. And unexpectency is like the cherry on the cake if you know how to handle it. CHALLENGES : real life is made of lots of moments that will not last for ever. It’s now or never. You must be ready. And it’s because these moments are unique, that they make life so beautiful to enjoy. How boring it will be for me to work in a studio or for a big fashion photoshoot outside surrounded by dozens of assistants and helped by all the tools to remove the difficulties and fake the truth. Difficulties are not your ennemies : they exist to help you to improve your photography skills. And that’s what I want to be : a photographer that is capable to capture the beauty of life, the natural beauty of people, like that ! On the go, with his only little camera and his sens of humanism. Remember the amazing pictures of the construction workers in april ! I turned them into sexy men, like Village People band of Chippendales ! No preparation, assistant, no photoshop. And I don’t speak english as well as my mother language, french.
When I walk on the street, I never focuse on apparels. I see life as a succession of moments that could telle a nice story that woulr reveal a people’s personnality. I can’t take pictures without telling a story. I am the director and my “real models” become the actor of my “live movie”. Togather we write this movie. I just use my skills to put as much emotions in every picture as I can.
This encounter with this sexy blond was very funny because of men around, LOL. As you can see it, men are weak, especially with a sexy woman. I am weak too, at some level. What I love about New York, is the coolness of its people and especially of its sexiest girls and women. They are not arrogant like many french girls that I met on the street of Paris. And to tell you the truth, You’ll meet more sexy glamourous girls on the streets of New York than in the street of Paris. I can’t wait to meet my girl in New York ! LOL.
For all the upcoming humanist photographers that ask to follow me during my street style walks : find your own path. Take pictures with your heart and not with the goal to sell them to fashion magazines. There is no room for humanism in their pages. Once you understand that you’ll feel what I’ve been feeling all my life and what I’ve always faught and will always fight for : FREEDOM and PEACE OF MIND. Live your greatness every day ! Enjoy and share this beautiful encounter.