11 August 2009
09 August 2009
Laura Coll, juste avant une représentation. On se connait depuis 7 ans. Un de nos sujets de conversations préférés sont les crottes de nez. Allez comprendre...
Toujours est-il que derrière son apparence de déesse, c'est une femme d'une simplicité totale! Elle a vécu un an dans "le cirque de l'oiseau fou", dans des conditions qui n'ont rien à envier à un bon service militaire. Depuis, de crotte de nez en crotte de nez, elle arrivée au Cirque du Soleil...
Et toujours aussi simple et rigolotte.
08 August 2009
Eating at "Mano a mano", I couldn't help noticing the quality of the light on the table and wall next to me.
The contents of the image symbolyze loneliness. I cut the table in half, not revealing its left side. This centers the attention on the empty (lonely) chair. Furthermore, showing the other chair would have symbolized the possible presence of another person. Since the point of the picture is to represent hopeless loneliness, only a single chair could be present.
21 April 2009
When I as given the chance to photograph sporting events, I jumped in the wagon without a second thought. When the sport became football, I did frown... But what the hell! Guys running after a ball, kicking each other, fighting, pretending (famous football drama), and earning loads of cash... I thought "Why not?".
So there, I found myself watching a football match for the first time in my life. Right on the field, where I can hear players swear, see them spit, and curse the referee... Cool! :-)
09 April 2009
30 March 2009
This is Malick Sidibé's collection of cameras. It includes his own cameras, broken cameras (for spare parts), and client's cameras never ever reclaimed.
On the left side of the picture, you'll certainely notice the yellow boxes nicely stacked in the shelf. These are the actual archives of Malick. 50 years (or so) worth of negatives, "cautiously" saved in simple cardbox boxes, all in open air.
Open "Bamako [Mali]" air that is... With temperatures often reaching well over 35°C and 100% humidity...
No comment, right?
On the second shelve (from the bottom), in the middle you' certainely have noticed Malick's first ever camera: his Kodak Brownie. You had spotted it, hadn't you? ;-)
21 March 2009
18 March 2009
And while buying U2's latest single in Ostende, I couln't help noticing a little poster about Duke Robillard... He was giving a concert in the area, in a smaller than small village... that very evening!!! Talk about luck!
The concert hall was tiny. I believe there was between 50 and 100 people watching. But Mr. Robillard really plays an incredible blues!!!