14 March 2017

Clea in the studio


Categories / Making of.

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Clea is a student in a high school in Paris. One of his teacher was part of my promotion to Arts Décoratifs de Paris, and so she steered Clea who knew our work.

So that’s working with another person. Being not pedagogue and believing that I have not much to teach to my work, it took me a lot of resources to give a dimension of learning at this stage.

Fortunately Clea is a young girl full of curiosity with a general culture that was well beyond my expectations. So it was very rewarding to me.

At the end of the course I suggested to Clea to make an image “minimiam” style with the elements she wanted. I was not disappointed!

In this close-up, we selected two characters we symbolizing. Clea in post production has remade her hairstyle and apart from the clothing, it’s really her.

The great idea of Clea, was to take as object principal and spray of bleach (Javel) is in the studio to change the typography. To illustrate her photo placement, she is get in my collection of toy camera to make a background. Here is the sketch.

The construction of the image has been source of trade volumes, colours and light.
I find, in the end, the very successful photo of Clea. Bravo.

I wish a good creative road to this young talent.

 
 
3 February 2017

The Flows


Categories / General.

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A picture of the season.

We’re back to the genesis of the Minimiams with a composition as simple as history.

On the tops smelly cheese, be careful to flows!

The diptych here.

 
 
2 February 2017

Slow Food


Categories / Publication.

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A request of Le Monde newspaper for an article about the French Chefs who join the Slow Food movement.

Always a time extremely short for production. Having had some problems to bring together elements of taken the view I had to change my mind twice.

In the end peasant farmers grow forks with the complicity and support of Chefs.

Publication HERE.
Slow Food? What is it?

Slow Food? What is it?

 
 
1 February 2017

Cultural Section.


Categories / Publication.

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Once is not custom, a production for a large distributor.
I thank the Australia Agency for its upstream work in order not to distort the concept of Minimiam

See the result (unfortunately very badly printed) in the section Publication.

The pictures HERE.

 
 
30 January 2017

The Big Pumpkin


Categories / General.

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In 2012 I realized an image inspired to a film of the filmmaker Gérard Oury, who scored my generation: La grande Vadrouille.(La grande Vadrouille in french sounds like la grande Citrouille, “the big Pumpkin”)
I had remade an iconic scene from the movie, the one where the two “Heroes” launch pumpkins at the head of German soldiers in an unlikely pursuit.

But the joys of computing made the files disappeared forever in the binary recesses of an unhappy backup.

Only IMAGES in low definition remains in the maze of the net.

Almost desperate, furious, I’ve always wanted to do them again the pictures, but it is difficult to reproduce, even his own images. We lose a little of the magic of discovery, surprise.

Finally, take this pain away from me and to grieve, I am reborn this image.

Again thank you Mr. Oury, my childhood would not have been the same if I had not known you.

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grande-citrouille

 
 
 
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