The black glove

I put on a black glove, a knitted turquoise dress, velvet shoes with square high heels, and I have dinner alone, while endlessly waiting for my demon to come. Two glasses of wine, one half full, hard-boiled eggs in a crust of black sesame seeds, and coffee-flavoured macaroons. Nobody has told me there’d be evenings …

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Frozen berries and glitter

My friend invites me over for dinner. In an oriental bowl she serves me frozen berries, and sprinkles glitter all over them. We drink rare orchid tea and listen to the music of the street, I can hear colours. Before I go we exchange our earrings as a souvenir of such a lovely evening. Hers …

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A gluten free life

“I heard you were sick, that you went to the doctor the other day. Are you ok? Can I help?” “Oh it’s nothing, I just discovered that I’m gluten intolerant.” “Oh really? That’s terrible”, I answered, and my friend seemed happy with the compassion, but to make myself clear, I would have loved to add: …

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Guadeloupe

I spent the month of June in Guadeloupe, which turned out to be quite an interesting photographic experiment. Far way from my studio and my models, I was going back to my roots, being outside, chasing people, landscapes, urban situations. My first year of photographic practice was only that, collecting passers-by portraits, unusual domestic details, and …

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A perfect afternoon

“Shit, I didn’t know you were rich!” That’s all I could say to her after walking in her apartment, and seeing everywhere ceramic vases with fresh white roses and a Dali ink drawing on the wall. She smiled and invited me to make myself comfortable. She left the room and I sat down on the …

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Pickled Magnolia Petals

“In May and June giant magnolia trees yielded huge, white blooms, which my lover would gather to pickle. He selected magnolias that had just begun to open, as they were not as bitter as more mature flowers, and looked for white petals. Once gathered, he peeled apart the flower heads, separating the petals one by one. …

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Heat wave

The city is hot and melting. Everybody I know have insomnias because of the heat. I feel quite proud to be living in a rich city where most of its inhabitants would not give a damn about owing air conditioning. Unable to endure our apartments, most of us go outside, aimlessly catching glimpses of shadow …

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Coming and going

This was a very intense photo shoot. One of the girls you see here, Mathilde, is also a photographer, so I let her do her own images before I started mine. Inspired by Nijinski and L’apres-midi d’un faune, she created a scene of beauty in dialogue with her sources. By the end of it all …

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New show in June!

Dear all, On the 3rd of June 2015 I am showing some of my photos in a group exhibition at L’Antre Autre in Lyon. You must have seen all of the images here already, but it will be a pleasure to show them nicely printed on beautiful paper. I spent a nice afternoon with my friends …

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Soviet movies about children

When I was a child I would very often watch Soviet movies, without subtitles, that’s all you could see those days on television – strangely I never really managed to learn Russian, but I could understand, or imagine, what the action was all about. There was a movie I am still thinking about, about a boy-prince who was …

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