It is through television that I became a photographer. Doing television coverage, I realized that the speed required by this medium prevents a good understanding of the subject. However, I did not spontaneously like fixed image. I thought of it as outdated, boring, not as interesting as television. But today I realize the ultimate advantage of the photograph: it leaves time to be understood.
During my studies in Sciences-Po, I spent one year in an embassy in Vienna and discovers Central and Eastern Europe. I felt in love with Ukraine and Albania. It led me to my first photographs. I then integrated the French TV channel LCI, on which a news bulletin is produced every half hour. It was the school of “hard news”. After one year, I became a director and had more time to produce more complex subjects: the daily life of a court bailiff, the creation of alicaments, “all inclusive” tourism at knock-down prices…
Photography is for me a way of witnessing a situation from the inside, minimizing the effects of my presence. One of the themes that interest me most is marginality. In a society in which imitation is encouraged, the individual or the group that deviates from the norm fascinates me. May the norm be economical, due to clothing, religious, or moral, and may the deviation be chosen or not, his objective is to understand the reasons why these people single themselves out.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing