My background is with the film industry. I began as an assistant director during the 2000s, and moved on to scouting film-locations. Camera in hand, I explored the Paris area, from basements to rooftops. I am thus intrigued by places, decipher them through their history and stories. To me, a face tells a story, and so does a wall.
I developed a growing taste for exploration and storytelling, which lead me to book a plane ticket, embark my camera and wander a little further. I seek places, universes.
In Cairo I witnessed the uprising, in New York I examined the modernity of the 20th Century, and discovered that of the 21st Century in Shanghai. And from Shanghai, I explored further, dived deeper into China and its transformations. After several trips, I published my first photos in Geo Magazine.
By photographing places, I inevitably started to include the people that inhabit them to my work. Quickly I am captivated by the way urban transformations change people, and generate various lifestyles. To me, men make cities, of course; but just as cities make men. From places to people, I finally become passionate about human behaviour and the social, political and historical perspectives that transcends them.
I am a member of the Hans Lucas Studio since 2015.