11 june 2016
Martin Waltz - the streets within
lively and sensitive martin waltz has the treets within himself. they speak to him. and he cheerfully returns the favor with every scene he catches. he speaks the very berlin vocabulary, bold, swift and pithy as if there were no more fun to expect from tomorrow on.
5 march 2016
谢怡傲/YiAo Xie - china forbidden still
yes, China remains forbidden still. even the simple access to panoramio is denied. and other restrictions will soon be implemented. to photograph what you like, when you like, the way you like, in the angle you like remains a deliberate act of defiance. it is under this angle i suddenly came to understand the value of YiAo Xie's work. i saw his/her technique quickly evolve, his/her perception sharpen and deepen. i now appreciate much better the great quality of the glance of the untamed animal, the tactile and simbiotic relation with his/her universe.
18 may 2014
Michael Talbot - urban ghost
at first, i thought of michael talbot's photographic work as edgy. and then, after giving it the chance to grow on me, i realised that it stands much closer to the core, that it could be viewed as inner states spelled with the help of very urban events, just as they come : raw, daring and challenging.
22 february 2014
Orville Robertson - street photographer
a quiet feast, to be enjoyed in silence almost. orville robertson. the discreet photographer's sensitive perception of the street's shouts and whispers.
21 decembre 2012
a first year
i wish to thank all my visitors, without any discrimination. those who have commented, those who have not. even those who have not foud any pleasure. just like music : it will never rally everyone, and it is all very well like this. and fully assumed.
for the blog, the first year has been a good one. at the same time i kept on chasing, for pictures as well as for my own voice, and i'm fully loaded for 2013. i could draw some tendencies, though not as fast as i would have wished, and in growing, the body of work might offer a bit more consistency. i somehow gained a better technique, i have rounded up my subjects with a bit more precision. i have been influenced. i also discovered other photographers who, despite living at the other end of the world, speak a similar language : maybe not morphogenetical fields, but minds with likely sensibilities. and mostly, as again this morning, in the snow, both feet in the sludge of the sidewalks, being splashed by the traffic, i took a real pleasure, intense as the one a kid has playing his favorite game, forgetting hunger and cold.
25 novembre 2012
Jean françois Abbate, les particules étranges
there is a moment, furtive and very short, to be found between the state of inertia and the one of movement. a moment when the aura streches and frays. it is this minute fraction of time that jean-françois abbate seems wishing to grab. and it is in such a state of mind, reminiscence of the one fashioning the work of those ted croner and louis faurer, where all the strenght resides in the weakness, where all the uncertainty materializes, that he chooses to offer it.
october 13, 2012
you had already entered your house, leaving the door wide open as a sign of welcome.
it's always tip-toeing that i visit jen davis' intimacy. such an assumed and silent ambience prevails. one that i wish to never disturb. lots of power, lots of vulnerability; both inhabiting her whole home. never over a compromise, never as a balance somewhere in between those two poles, but as distinct entities all of their own. here taboos are simply pushed aside with the back of the hand.
jen leans on sensitive, precise and direct technics and intention. she speaks the words of the daily life with great candour. she never pours out.
to this day, i know nothing comparable.
september 8, 2012
when humanity is the subject, i can go for almost anything. but when it is delivered with true mastery, true respect and true love, i can only kneel and thank.