Resuming my creative process with a throwback to the 21st edition of the Techno parade, that took place in Paris in september 2019. These are only a few random street portraits and ambient shots that I fancy, but in the age of COVID, they’re also memories of a different time…
Currently trying to get back together after a long year 2020 that clearly wasn’t the most creative, for obvious reasons. To begin with, here’s a flashback to the last days of september, spent on the southern part of the french Atlantic coast, in Biarritz. This much necessary break happened in full compliance with local sanitary regulations and guidelines, social distancing, wearing a mask etc.
Here is the final excerpt of the CMA sessions. The (rather cryptic) theme this time was : body and narration. The goal was to create a story with a succession of 4 – 6 photos.
This article is important to me as, for the first time, I was handling a studio by myself. On top of that, I played with gels (color filters), which was also new. I learnt a great deal, but it also convinced me I wanted to do more portraiture.
As usual, there’s no photoshopping in these shots. The backgrounds are all raw or obtained with lights.
Here is another example of the CMA sessions. The exercise this time aimed at shooting a portrait revealing an important trait of the subject.
Flashback to CMA sessions, this time for a reference to the japanese art of folded paper, origami. The exercise used the recent Philharmonie of Paris (concert hall) as its subject. The building itself is pretty much a giant origami of aluminium and steel sheets.
This time, the shooting was about object photography. Not quite my forte or my goal, but it was interesting to make something of it and learn. No photoshopping involved in these pictures (or any other on this blog). The rhino isn’t cutout, the whole background was built with lights.
Flashback to my CMA spring training session after this long break ! Not totally happy with the result but it’s the point of training, isn’t it ? In this case, the idea was to practice framing and “breaking” the frame.
First of the CMA series, dedicated to the product a studio photography class, is Acces-sorry. A tribute to improvisation and desperate research for ideas, or when creativity is forced.
Shooting in a cultural centre opening its spaces to amateur performances.