Hi everybody. I hope you had a great week end and for my US friends, a great Thanksgiving day with your family. I must apologize for my absence. I kept promissing you in my last Doses of Happiness to reveal how I capture women’s glamour and I didn’t. I was just down. Sorry. I am going through a very tough period and it’s hard to stay focused when your mind is constantly hammered. I am facing one of the biggest challenge of my life, and guess what ? I will bounce back cause life has yet so much to offer me. And I don’t get enough on learning to become a better human being.
Let’s take advantage that I am breathing a little bit more to talk about my love for women. And when I talk about love, I am not talking about sexuality but about glamour and the art of photography. If you read me regularly, you know my point of view about what makes women naturaly beautiful as well as my point of view about style. 1- The great secret of natural beauty is HAPPINESS. That Happiness who comes from achieving great things in your life, that comes about family, friends, passion, children. Achieving great things in your life give self confidence and that self confidence shows off in your behavior. Your self confidence makes you brighten in the crowd. In the same way, Style is just the cloth of your personality. And a great personality can only be built through great achievements. Point.
Now, lets t’alk about GLAMOUR. Where does glamour come from my dear friends ? According to me, it comes first from BODY LANGUAGE. Need a proof ? As I was following this siren, I was afraid of 2 things : 1-that she could turn back and yield at me. 2- That people around could tell her that I was following at her and was taking her back in picture. It didn’t happened. Certainly because God, if exists, wanted to see my pictures as well. LOL. That the reward of my humanist street style photography approach.
BODY LANGUAGE is not the only factor that makes women glamour. You see this funny face ? that was not what she offered me first. Quite the contrary. Despite the eye warning she gave me first, i could feel that this woman had something sexy in her. I waited and told her some Style and the City secret workds. the magic happened : click. It was enough for me. Humanist photography is not about clicking, it’s about revealing people’s inner beauty. And it takes time and cleverness to get the best of people. And what it shows at the end : that you respect them.
Lots of you are found of stylish clothes and accessories. I understand them. I am like that too. But I never forget that it’s not clothes that make women gorgeous, but women that make clothes appealing. I like Dani Stahl very much cause her style is simple and yet, stylish and very appealing. What stucked me was how humble she is. I never saw her upset about photographers stopping her for a picture. Dani will always welcome you with a smile. I love that kind of generosity. That’s why I never publish pictures of her If I can’t offer the best natural pictures. Check out the blog to find them and enjoy Dani even more.
Carlotta Oddi is my new muse. And you tell you the truth, she is the new muse of fashion week. Remember of of our encounter during the last Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. So cool, so relax, so gorgeous, and stylish whatever she wears. She knows what I try to achieve through Style an dthe City : trying to understand what makes women naturally beautiful. That’s why I test as much as I can. And it’s particularly stressful during fashion weeks as you are surrounded by photographer jumping on every opportunity to take their own pictures even if they’ll have to destroy yours. I had many arguments with photographers about that. They couldn’t wait that I finish to take my pictures to take theirs. It’s life.
When I feel it, I aske women if I can do some tests. She usually agree. I do test so that next time I meet them, I can quickly figure out how to take great natural pictures of them, on the go. It’s all about light, expression, attitude and generosity. The pictures can be what they are but what remain if women’s generosity. And Carlotta Odi must be thanked thousands times for her kindness.
A generous women will always be more beautiful for me than a bag. Their is not great street style photography without respecting human being, with respecting the person who allowed you to take her in pictures. I have thousands pictures that I will never publish cause their quality don’t match the generosity I’ve been showed. That’s my ethic cause when I stop being a photographer, all that matters to me, is that I was someone wh prefere to respect women for what they are instead and not just for what they wear.
Thank to all of these women who help me to humanize fashion. I wish them a great day and to be able to offer them great pictures. To my dear readers : have a wonderful day !