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I’ll be part of a new exhibition in Roma in January 2019, on a theme I particularily like, Shadows :
The exhibition is organized by the LoosenArt gallery, in Rome. I’m pretty sad by the fact that I won’t be able to get there, but, well, as long as my photo is there… Talking about the photo, Long Legs has (again!) been the selected one.
Italy is the 4th country I get an exhibition in. I wonder where the next one will be…
A short article to brag about the fact that some of my photos are now available to be licensed on a “little website” known as Getty Images! It’s quite an achievement to get there, on the most reknown stock photography website in the world!
You’ll probably find some photos that have been published here. From Streets, or even the Ghost project… But there is also quite a lot of other stuff (in colors!!) that have never been featured on these pages.
The link to my photos is in the menu on the top… or just behind this link.
Good news! I’ll be part of the SPOT on STREET organized by the admins of the OnSPOT Facebook photography group in Bucharest, Romania. I will be featured with 35 others photographers from 10 countries (and the only on from France).
It is actually the 4th edition of the OnSPOT exhibitions. This year’s theme focusing on surprising, unintended moments that happen in the street. My photo? This one, of course, who was 2nd at the 2017 Sony Photography Awards 🙂
The opening is on September 5th. Find all the details about the SPOT on STREET exhibition on the F64.ro blog! If you’re in Bucharest at this time, go and give it a look 😉
It was awesome! I must admit that I got a bit afraid. We found out with the organizers from the French Institute (Institut Français) from Cluj-Napoca that on June 28th, the very same day of the opening of my Histoire Urbaines exhibition, at the same time, was happening the opening of the World Press Photo 2018 exhibition, a few under meters down the road! Talk about competition… It was anyhow too late to change the date of the opening, therefore we went for it hoping that not only my friends will show up 🙂
And far from that, about 150 persons came the first evening. For a small scale exhibition on a niche genre with such a competition, it really was an accomplishment!
The place in itself, a cave with visible stones and bricks of the walls, the tubes, gave a great urban feeling, that went very well with my photos. I couldn’t have wished for a better place. The mood was set, all these people came and, I hope, had a good time.
It was a very interesting social experiment for me, to have my own exhibition: meeting all these people interested in my work just never happened before. And I had so much fun talking with them about my photography, how I see things, how I interpret my photos and how it compares to their interpretation.
I also had quite a revelation the day before while setting up everything. While I document what’s happening around me in the city, in a way I document myself too. For each and everyone of the 31 photos that were showcased I could tell when it was taken, what was the challenge, how I found the spot, and even more importantly, what was happening with myself, my mood, my life, at this very moment. Even for shots taken years ago. It is something I’ve never thought about before, but for sure it just really motivates me to continue photographing the life around me further more!
I’d like to thank Xavier Leroux, director of the French Institute of Cluj-Napoca for his warm welcome and for hosting the exhibition, Raluca Mateiu and her team for the great organization, and Robert Fejer for the photos of the evening. And, of course, all the people that came and made this opening the greatest one I could have hoped for!
Did you go to the exhibition? Did you like it? Tell me more in the comments below!
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