I grew up in Paris. A city portrayed by a lot of photographers. When anyone thinks of Paris, images comes to mind, romantic ones, cliché tourist ones, cinematic ones. And maybe that had its effect on my way of looking through a lens. I am attracted by the small events of every day life, seeing something hidden in the quotidian and film also has its importance on me. Watching film has nourished my way of creating frames.
I see photography as a way of telling stories and in the words of Joan Didion in The White Album " we tell ourselves stories in order to live". Photographs that have marked me often had a story or invited me to imagine a story.
In a short essay on a photograph by Lartigue, Geoff Dyer muses "If you look hard enough a photo will always answer your question-even if that answer comes in the form of further questions." The photograph in question depicts a woman in a swimsuit and sunglasses reading Nehru's The Discovery of India. Is the woman looking at the photographer, at us? Who is she, reading this laughably serious book. Did she pack this book to the South of France because it was given to her by someone? Living in cities today where images are omnipresent, it's great through taking photographs to still be able to provoke questions.