Through The Eyes
"To see without being seen": this is the main principle I followed when I shooted these candid street portraits of Kyoto people during my second travel in Japan in 2016. But the formula can also be reversed: all the persons taken in picture seem to see something the others cannot see...As the eyes are the "windows to the soul", this eye-gazes gallery is an attempt to access the" inland empire" of people's mind. Watching these portraits, everybody can ask the indecidable question: "What are they looking for or thinking about?" Photographic medium is thus a way to provoke empathy, to project your own feelings onto other moods.
To conclude, this serie of candid street portraits is part of a work in progress about Japan in which I explore the contemplative, timeless and somewhere nostalgic rapport of Japanese with their urban and natural environment.