Hi everybody? I hope you had a great week end as I did. I am working with a groupd of talented designers and developper that help me to get my project out of the ground. So exciting and thrilling. I was so right to leave France and Paris for New York. It’s the best move of my career.
I had to wait 6 years to understand that New York was the place where dreams can come true if you take risk and believe in you enough. Over the 6 years, by following my passion and values, I met beautiful girls and women on the streets of Paris and New York. Using my skills as a Video reporter and story telling, my street style photography became more human and help me to experience beautiful moments, shared emotions.
Fashion week were very exciting and challenging moment as the insanely growing number of street style photographer was making harder and harder to take a series of pictures and tell stories. It would have been very easy for me to drop my concept of stories to just take one picture here and one picture here. But you know that easy stuff is not for me. Women are as stylish as gorgeous during fashion week. It’s easy to take a picture fo their style. But what’s the point to offer to the same person always the same picture ? I love women and respect the art of photography too much to not try to keep exploring what life has beautiful to offer me. Rumi Neely is a gorgeous stylish girl I meet avery fashion week. What the point of taking another picture of her outfit when she has so much grace to offer. Just open your eyes and understand what make women glamorous. Don’t take pictures that every body will take. Tell stories.
But as beautiful and stylish women could be, to my heart, they will never match the happiness and innocence of a child.
We are at Diesel fashion show. Lots of people from fashion and street style photographers that were making difficult for them to access the fashion show. Among famous fashion editor, my attention is attracted by a group of young girls that were invited to the show. I could imagine their excitement. I came closer to be able to see their face. They were so cute. As they find their way to the fashion show, I started to tease them. I love children and always do my best to entertain them. I told them that they would be the next top models and as a photographer I know what I was talking about. They all blushed and laughed. I decided to come closer, as if it’s festival de Canne and they are the movie stars. I wanted to see her smile and capture the sparkle in her eyes.
Clic, Clac ! This red hair little princesses will become a gorgeous girl and beautiful woman. I am sure she will be as beautiful as top model Lily Cole. All street styles photographers were chasing style. I understand that : they have to sell pictures to magazines and I can blame them. I just would like them to feel what I feel when God, if exists, reminds me to keep my innocence and curiosity. Up to now, I can’t remember 90% of the pictures I took during this fall New York fashion week. But that young girl’s smile, her look remained in my mind and my heart. Remember my friends that childhood is the most important period of a human life. Protect your children childhood through great values, education and experience. Help them to develop their curiosity. The world has changed. Curious people love to learn again and again. Curiosity develops their creativity. Seeing these young girls attending the fashion show was a blessing to me. I knew that they had caring parents.