Here is how I try to consider and practice photography. It may be considered as a very technical- or scientific-oriented way, which I won’t deny, but I also try to give space to the uncertainties that make a shot “natural”.
Photography is a way to capture the photons at certain spacetime points. Everything is relative, every moment is unique. My aim is to isolate and highlight these singular moments that occur in my daily life. I try to minimize the introduction of artificial photons by not using softwares except from the one inherent to digital photography (demosaicing) and the tools also available with film photography development and print.
To this aim, I practice film and digital photography. I have a tendency to prefer black and white photographs. I like to play with the natural patterns, geometry, contrasts, brightness, …, while minimizing post-processing of the photos.
I consider photography as a quest for singularity.
I used to own a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 which I changed to a FZ300. It’s a bridge which possesses a 1/2.3 inch 12.1 MP sensor and full frame equivalent lens of 25-600mm with constant aperture of f/2.8. I also use my iPhone 7 when I don’t have my camera on me. My next big purchase would most likely be within the Fujifilm family: an X-H1 or X-T2 and emphasizing on prime lenses. Regarding film photography, I have a Nikon F60 and a Canon A1 and I bought and assembled a Gakkenflex TLR from Lomography. My favorite films are from Ilford.
Date: From 20th March 2017 to 8th April 2017, “Le Hibou de Honshû”
Location: MJC Ambérieu Maison pour Tous, Place Jules Ferry, 01500 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Google Map
Date: From 5th November 2016 to 20th December 2016, “Le Hibou de Honshû”
Location: Espace Lyon-Japon, 16 Rue Bellecombe, 69006 Lyon Google Map