Ali Baba's cave

On the day I arrived in Jinze, I immediately heard about the Dutch neighbour of the artist residency. I had the opportunity to see a few pictures taken by some of previous artists who were able to visit him Just by looking at the pictures made me want to go there right away. I was excited to see all these vintage pieces from the Dutch neighbour’s collection in person.

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Back in time

I remember being in the taxi on my way to my next destination: Shanghai in China. How different it was, coming from Japan! It took an hour before I reached an area outside Shanghai called Jinze, an ancient water town. This was the location of Untitled Space, the international artist residency I would be staying in for about a month.

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Silence I lived in

I started the Heavy Silence photo series in November 2015 during a trip to London, after a year without touching the camera. The year before, I had to go back to a full-time job as an employee after a five-year break working as an independent photographer and marketing consultant.

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Tolerance as seen in nature

I worked on A Question of Perspective photo series between Barcelona, Paris and my home village Valliguières in the South of France. The sky captivated me a lot during that period.

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Underworld, a photo series and a scent

The metro of Barcelona initially inspired the Underworld photo series. As a matter of coincidence, I learned about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in a storytelling workshop I attended while I was in Barcelona. This passage spoke directly to me since the ideas here were reflected on the story I was working on.

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