A stranger, Montréal, Andy
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J’essaie d’aller plus loin dans la rencontre des individus, dans leur intimité. En dirigeant mes modèles et en les modelant à ma guise, je crée des portraits plus vrais que nature, je capte un regard qui n’existerait pas sans mon intervention. De là peut alors naître des séquences narratives uniques.
J’interroger le monde hypermoderne dans lequel on vit et je tente de briser l'hyperindividualisme et l’anonymat de la grande ville. En allant dans des non-lieux2 (métro, centre commercial, rue passante à l’heure de pointe) et en demandant à des étrangers de les prendre en photo, je brise pour quelques instants le fonctionnement habituel de ce monde hypermoderne1. Je rends ces non-lieux existants en y créant un événement dont l’étranger va se souvenir.
Approach to photography:
Questioning the modern world in which we are living and trying to break this individualism and the anonymity of the big city. By going into “Non-lieux” (no existing places) (subways, malls, and crowded streets at rush hours …;) and by talking to people to take photos, I break the usual way this modern world works for a few instants. I make real these “non-lieux” by creating an event that the stranger will remember.
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