It was a clear-sky afternoon by the end of February. I was there having a small kiki at a friend’s place. As I enjoyed the last moments of a setting sun, I looked outside of the window and set my eyes onto the last ray of sunlight cutting through the buildings. A man on a bicycle steps into this ray, making it look like a path.
Piazza 8 Novembre, Milano
These shots (all in Paris), from an ensemble entitled "Rain Painting", are made WITH rain on a windshield. Rain is both a material and a photographic prism. It creates blurring effects, and a blurring of the lines, a tremor that can make you think sometimes of pictorial impressionism. The effect is always dependent on the type of rain: spat or downpour, slow pace, serene, or nervous and fierce. All these passers-by, often with a colourful umbrella, seem to create a worried choreography, a sonorous pantomime.
First self-isolation period in France began on Monday March 16, 2020, which is exactly two days before my birthday. All restaurants, cafes, beauty salons and all shops but groceries were closed. It sounded like a jail sentence.
Every day spent in voluntary isolation, in my apartment on the 5th floor, I tried to stay productive as much as possible and want to share my observations.
When I received an offer to participate in this project "We stay at home", I did not have any ideas for creating an image that would characterize the period of self-isolation.
The first thing that came to mind was to show people in masks looking out the window with hope. What emotions can a person experience who has been deprived of the "freedom" to leave the house? At first - fear, panic faced with an unknown "enemy" also known as Covid-19.
After two weeks of isolation, when everyone understood the inevitability of the situation and accepted reality, I began to have creative ideas.
I wanted to be original and come up with my own way of expression, different from others.
Every evening at 20:00, people came out to their balconies to applaud the medical workers and everyone who had to work these days and risk their health, and maybe life.
Every day I came out on the balcony to support all with my applause. It was a very solemn action, a special atmosphere that gave all people faith in the best and charged them with positivity for the whole day. During this time, I got to know many neighbours in my house and in the house opposite. We began to communicate and offer each other help if necessary.
For a while there was a feeling of one big and friendly family. Moral support is very important at a time like this, and I felt creative inspiration to photograph people around me at that time. My son lives and works in London, and we didn't have the opportunity to be united. He was also in a lockdown and worked online without leaving his home. We supported each other morally in online correspondence.
My neighbor, Jean Pierre, who is always very polite, cultured, elegant and well-mannered, loves to travel. He made several round-the-world cruises and told me a lot about his travels. It was very difficult for him to be at home without movement. One day I saw him not being shaved, which is completely unusual for him, I felt how sad he was and the idea came to me to make several portraits of him two weeks apart, during the entire period of isolation.
I offered him my idea, to show isolation through the emotional, depressive state of a successful person, who eventually lost the desire to shave, be elegant, to whom life lost its colours and became black and white. He kindly agreed, although we did not fully understand how all this state of mind can be shown in one portrait.
I would call this a chronological portrait. It contains the whole story of the entire period of self-isolation in 55 days.
With this picture, I wanted to highlight an important passage in the life of the lemur: adulthood. Young lemurs live mainly at night, while adults live mainly during the day. This play of light was very important to illustrate this stage.
This picture was taken in a reserve in France. The lemurs are in total freedom, their only barrier is the water that surrounds their vast island.
The photo have been reworked on Lightroom.
Dog portraits ... DOGS! It is sometimes easier with them than with people ... they do not betray and are ready to love.
I photograph dogs for myself and my friends, for refuge and for everyone who sees these eyes, this look, like a mirror of the soul. And everyone will read in these views something strong, sometimes inexplicable and so human!
In the gaze of the animal there is a soul, there are words ...
In this series there are portraits of dogs from the shelter and dogs of my friends, as well as my cocker Gosha. I modified the background with Photoshop and added textures to create a more consistent series.
In these times marked by misery and violence, I decided to treat a human and positive adventure, having met a disabled family who raise their four children alone. Julie 35 years old comes from Flers de l'Orne in Normandy Accidented July 14, 2003 and 10 months of reeducation in Marseille Hamou 41 years old comes from Saint Chamas near Marseille Accidented December 24, 2000 and 6 months of reeducation in Marseille Both passengers returning by car from a night club . It is a love story that has given children 10 years, 2 years and two twins 8 months. Their family life and their daily environment, highlighted by disability. * the relationship between children and parents * the parents / children relationship * daily handicap of a family I will continue this report for 6 or 8 months following the evolution of the children.
Костюм и аксессуары для этой фотографии были созданы моей женой, так же она выступала в роли модели. Фотосессия проходила в домашних условиях с использованием 4 источников света. В постобработке был заменен фон, а так же были применены разнообразные техники обработки фотографии в Фотошоп.
Working a lot as a street photographer this shot is really important for me. The power of this women and the strengh of his look describes better than words my vision of photography , because when you watch it on a real print you can feel the pain of the world through his eyes . And that's what photography is about, telling the truth.
Il faut renouer avec la lecture.
Les réseaux sociaux onfait de nous, des hommes et des femmes qui hier étaient férus de lecture, mais aujourd'hui, complètement addicts au numérique.
Alors les livres expriment leur colère. Ils sont enragés et veulent retrouver leur place dans nos vies.
Walk in the old park Richelieu
This old French park in the city, which was founded by Cardinal Richelieu, is always beautiful! In different weather, it can be dramatic, light, anxious, gentle ... it changes its face, but it remains a historical legacy.
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.