The loss of inocence

Our friend left us their flat for the summer, to look after their cat and plants. It was a beautiful place, large and full of light, with a big balcony, glass walls and natural ventilation. There was also some original artwork: a silk print of a stylised Maori god, a nude bust made of red …

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An art project

My friend was the happiest I had ever seen her. Finally she had made it: she was the winner of a very important art contest, her name would appear in cultural magazines and the grant would allow her to work and live quite comfortably during three long years. “Fuck yeah”, she said, “I always knew …

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A collection goes on sale

Some years ago a friend of mine living in Paris invited me over for a weekend, and I gladly accepted the offer, as I honestly needed the break. Though her flat was relatively small, it gave an impression of openness and luxury, maybe because it had huge windows overlooking a park and gorgeous rooftops, and …

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Bonsai

Dear friends I would like to invite you to my newest photographic show Bonsai, happening right now in Lyon. I am showing 40 photographs, among which a certain number have never been published or shown before, from the series “Mythologies” and “Annunciation”. 30 July – 4 August 2015 Arlequin Studio, 28 rue de l’Annonciade (5th …

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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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