I was interviewed by one of the biggest art magazins in Europe for the second time. But it is in german so I decided to publish on my blog the translation of the text. If you want to see it on the actual website with a selection of 20 photos from my latest series, follow this link
1. What excites you about the subject of the nude?
What excites me about nude is the character that can be created in the total simplicity of the nudity. But if you look at my photos, the models aren't always nude...
2. How far would you go? Are there any taboos?
I can discuss any proposition but I'm dealing with real persons. I don't draw with a pencil. So I have to be sure everybody is aware of the role they are playing and agree. I would never shoot, under any circomstances, content that is not respecting the consent of the models.
3. When is a nude picture considered a piece of art?
When is anything considered a piece of art ? Nude is just the same as the rest. It seems anybody can claim if it is art or not. Put a price on it. Estimate it... It's a matter of tastes.
4. Who or what inspires you? Are there any photographers or artists that inspiresyour work?
The model inspires me. The room I'm in at the moment I shoot. What we discuss while I have the camera in my hands inspires me as well. I love Andrea Tomas Prato's works. I have a lot of respect for what he does. I also look at a lot of images on tumblr. I like the way we are inspired without knowing the official source. I'm more aware of an photography than the name of the photographer who made it.
5. Was there any mortifying moment while your was photographing?
There were many... One time I was at a girl's place. She's asked me to shoot her after I shouted a call on Facebook "who's in for photos this week ?" She had no experience at all but that's not the deal. She had no idea what she was doing this for. I mean for her. She didn't really think it through. When I arrived she was drinking huge cans of beer. It was the afternoon. There wasn't much light and she started acting to "nasty" for me. I wasn't inspired. It wasn't elegant. I didn't know how to "drive" her... And all a suddent she asked "can you tell me what and why we're doing this ?!" and she sounded upset... So I had to calm her down and remember her that we had no pressure on having any results... that it was fine... well... that wasn't a nightmare but the kind of situation you learn from so that it doesn't happen again.
6. How important is staging and coincidencefor your pictures?
I almost do everything on coincidence. I don't stage. I have no studio. Only places that already exist how they are.
7. What projects or dreams would you like to fulfill in your artistic practice?
I would like people to understand that all of my works in nude is about the personality, identity and the characters one can be. It's a very serious game. The world is crowded with fake people and fake representations of the human being. There is almost no place for an image that it's not selling anything else but itself.
I would like profesionnal projects where I'm asked for what I do and not for what they want me to do for them.
Next exhibition: 2016, Paris. Personal exhibtion in a gallery. I can't already tell.