Part of the image of Paris and its culture, the Fashion Week has been fascinating many people and cultivating the image of Paris throughout the world for decades. We all have seen images of fashion show inside great places. We know less about its surrounding environnement. Captivated by its power of attraction, its effervescence, its public life, I have been documenting the Paris Fashion Week from an external point of view for several years.
From England With Love
The project explores the social contrasts of the English society.
Made of several series, each of them is documenting the social culture of an environment through its everyday life. They compare the social differences of a country that is at once communitarian, extravagant, progressive and conservatist, and the cultural differences of a population that is still very attached to the origin of its social class.
My journey to India started along the Yamuna river from Delhi to the holy place, Sangam in Allahabad. This was not first trip travelling the world. However this journey to India was a truly initiatory one. I find myself deep in a rich cultural country far from everything that I had the chance to see and discover so far. I found in love with the people, the country and its various cultures. Since I feel the need to return and immersed in its everyday life.
Indian Pictures is a road through the country gathering a collection of images from my various journey.
Scotland is a fascinating country where the land and the sky match together in a unique northern mood. A land with great colours and an infinite number of tones. A land with rough contrasts and magical atmospheres. A land where human beings live in harmony with their natural environment.
In 2007, I made Scotland my home. During that time, I travelled every part of the country, walking the rough textures of its wild landscapes, documenting its cultural life and driving through some of its most isolated roads. I left in 2011 but returned to it regularly.
This series gathered some photos from my Scottish archives taken during 2007 and 2016.
This project took his name from two major shops, Galerie Lafayette and Le Printemps, situated along Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. Surrounded by offices, smaller shops, bars and restaurants, both shops attract all year long thousands of tourism and Parisian people. At first, it was the diversity of people, working in the area and walking through the area that lead me to start this project. At the end of it, my photographs described a place that was closer to the image of Paris. A place made of femininity, charm, smartness and fashion. This series was made between the spring/summer 2014 and 2016.
Le Bois de Vincennes
In the east of Paris, le Bois de Vincennes, is currently one of the biggest park in Paris. Historically it used to be use as a military training camp during the French revolution before becoming a public park by the end of the 19th century. Part of the 12th district of Paris, it is situated on the edge of Paris and seven others towns.
Nowadays, the wood is a cultural and sport place. Its natural habitat, it equipments and activities attract all year long many (dog) walkers, sportspersons and people who are looking for relaxing and quiet moment far from the city pollutions. Its ecological role is important. Its biodiversity get daily work and improvement to protect its streams, its lakes, its various type of trees and plants where live many insects, birds and amphibians. It also includes the very popular Zoo of Vincennes.
You could live your whole life without leaving the medina, a Moroccan man told me. It is a world apart from the rest of the city. A world where people live in communities. A world of tradition. A world of religion. A world of solidarity. A world of knowledge. A world of history. And each of these worlds are connected to each other by a truly unique Moroccan culture that is the centre of Moroccan roots, character and society.