In April 2018, the Culturespace network created the Atelier des Lumières in Paris. This new digital art center was installed in the building of an old foundry that used to produce cast iron. The inaugural lightshow was themed around Klimt, actually encompassing the Vienna secession more broadly, in particular with pieces from Egon Schiele. These were presented together with original creations.
This year, my visit of the Paris international fair of contemporary art (FIAC) turned out to be a lot about Brussels-based American dancer Daniel Linehan, who was invited for a couple performances.
For the 6th time, the Journal du Yoga organized a yoga fair in Paris, under the high patronage of the embassy of India. Adepts could meet during 4 days, bringing together many of this disciplin’s aspects, but also a lot of activities and products related to the lifestyle (ayurvedic medicine, incense, veggie food, recycled items etc.).
Here are pictures of the Existe en Ciel circus solo, performed by acrobat, dancer and comedian Théo Touvet. The title of the show is a pun suggesting that something exists up in the sky, while sounding like the word “existential”.
Many thanks to the Japan Foundation and the House of Japanese culture in Paris (Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris) for the wonderful Fukami exhibition, held in the Salomon de Rothschild mansion. It was perfect from start to finish, with an amazing choice of works of art, a splendid venue, and a marvelous staging.
Dōmo arigatō gozaimashita !
Here’s another and final, short peek at my shootings during the Paris 2018 Gay games, this time with urban dancing and wrestling.
Here are some shots of the dance gala of the Gay games 10, held in Paris from August 4th to 12th. Many thanks to the organizers for a lovely event !
I got myself a first studio experience ! There isn’t much research on the composition of the portraits below, the exercise was more about lighting. Still, they show the definition you can reach in such ideal conditions, and that’s amazing. I hope for more opportunities to practice with such equipment.
I saw the Alex Monfort Trio, a jazz band named after its young talented pianist, at a club called le baiser salé (the savory kiss). The other members are Samuel F’hima on the double bass and Tom Peyron on the drums, with, that night, a surprise fourth on the saxophone who rocked some improvised solos. Definitely a fun evening.
I attended day 5 of the UWW world championships 2017 that took place in Paris. The freestyle wrestling was great fun and quite impressive to watch. As for photography, I was in the public (i.e. not in the press & photographers box) and material that could be taken in the arena was quite limited. Thus, no portrait or real highlights of wrestling moves, I stuck to atmospheric, ambient shots.