When Night Falls
When night falls.
The shift from public to private.
The conduit from the external to the interior world.
Maybe something just happened.
Or it's about to.
Somewhere, sometime in between.
Supposedly invented by writer Ernest Hemingway, six-word stories
trigger the curiosity and imagination of the reader through their briefness and strong narrative potential.
Same chemistry can be achieved through photography. The "Six-Word Stories" project was born out of that magical bond between visual and written narration.
A Roamer's Diary
A Roamer's Diary is a melancholic account of our time, driven by beautiful dark dreams. The Roamer, as a modern romantic soul, places great emphasis on mystery, fantasy and the beauty of nature.
Fleeing the big city and its rational-fast-noisy-busy-quantified overwhelming alienation, he wanders, seeking to give reality a sense of fiction.
Born in Paris in 1989.
Lives in Montreuil, France.
2011: Master in law (French & German), Université Paris X
2015: European Bachelor of Photography, Icart-Photo
I take pictures of what I do, my work is a roamer's diary. I dont intend to document reality as it is, nor create an elaborated view on the world. I see my work as a romantic testimony in the heart of a busy, rational and quantified world, a lone quest of empty and remote places.
I seek to give reality a sense of still, mysterious, eerie fiction, built with a question mark around it, because the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery, Francis Bacon once expressed.
Whatever if they’re of a building, an interior or an object, I want my pictures to somehow have psychology, to say something about people.
I roam, recreating a world where imagination and fantasy may overcome reality.
By conveying this sense of loss, isolation or mystery, I am trying to leave space for the viewer to make up her/his own stories, to feel « the pleasure of not knowing » as Todd Hido says, when our mind eventually leads us to unexpected territories.
2014 / Group exhibition, Jdid collective, Souksouk La Famille 6B, Saint-Denis, France
2015 / Release of the artzine Vagos Canes, Micro Marché, Bruxelles
2015 / Group exhibition « Le Grand Plongeon », La Galerie, Etables-sur-Mer, France
2016 / Photo LA, international photo art fair, Los Angeles
2016 / Fabriqué en France, Duncan Miller Gallery à Los Angeles
2016 / Six Word Stories, solo exhibition, Strada Monge & Temple, Paris
2016 / Group exhibition « Le Grand Plongeon », La Source, Fontaine-les-Dijon, France
2017 / Creatively Inspiring, yourdailyphotograph.com
2018 / Group Exhibition, Portes Ouvertes des ateliers d'artiste, Studio Photoluxe, Fontenay-sous-Bois
2018 / One Human Model, yourdailyphotograph.com
2018 / International Photography Grant, Nominee