Note from Kamel : I am very busy editing my thousands pictures from my job at famous french seaside resort “La Rochelle”. That’s why I was not and won’t be able to post as many articles as I am used to do it until next week. A good reason to enjoy this one even more !
Hi dear friends. I hope that you are well and that you are making every day count. I so wish that you can achieve your dreams, have a great life and brighten others’ lives. Our happinesses are connected and I couldn’t live a descent life without trying my best to help you achieve your personal (great) goals.
When I decided to start humanist street style photography, like that, on the go, 6 years ago, I was a guy who just quit his well paid job in a french magazine and who has never taken any picture in his life. I didn’t know what street style photography was. I was the first street style photographer in France and the immediate success of Style and the City compelled all french female magazines to quickly start doing street style photography too. 6 years ago I was a guy with a TV director and comedy event producer background in addition to have a master degree in economics. I always love to creating things. But if you look closely to all my achievement, you’ll notice a pattern : I try to make this world better. That’s why I never considered being a street style photographer but a humanist photographer who will always focus on the human side of photography.
When I decide to take a picture, it’s not in order to make you dream about an outfit but in order to make you feel more confident about yourself. Because the great secret of natural beauty is happiness, because the great secret of photogenic is generosity. And the women I decide to take in picture have that inner happiness and generosity that make them dazzling.
Happiness is not about being rich or famous. It’s about having a meaningful life, it’s about doing great things, it’s about discovering the world that surround you, it’s about sharing, helping… By living a great life, you’ll realize that your happiness is connected to other’s happiness. You’ll start to develop a generosity pattern through your behavior, your actions. That might sound philosophical, but just look at all the smiles that I’ve been offered to me through my 6 years of Style and the City. Look at Julia’s face and smile : it’s the face of true Happiness. I believe that we deserve what we have. There is of course some extreme exception but I do believe that we are responsible of our destiny.
Julia Roitfeld is not happy because she is the daughter of a world know woman. She is happy because she works hard to have the life she wants. She is in love, has a beautiful baby, is her own boss, do great things and give back to the community. When I saw her, I don’t see the daughter of a famous woman, I see a young lady that has understood that happiness is something you build, not that you inherit. Her sweet smile is her signature, her sweet smile is her best outfit, her sweet smile is the best motivational picture I can share with you. I sincerely hope my dear readers that you do what’s necessary to have a great life, because your happiness will be viral and inspirational. You are more ressourceful than you think. Believe in you first and the world will believe in you. I wish you a great day, a great life.
Ps : Thank you Julia for your eternal complicity. I wish you a great day and big hug to your little angel.