Lotus was shoot in 4 months. The perspective of discovering new countries and cultures was the main inspiration of this project. Drawn to capture black and white landscapes, it inspired me to communicate the dependent and integral relationship humans have with nature.
The contrast between nature and city is intriguing as people build concrete cities that never sleep yet constantly trying to embrace the environment by implementing projects.
In Singapore, a garden was created allowing people to access the most advanced, outstanding yet largest climate controlled conservatories in the world. Whilst, some cultures such as the Balinese devote daily ritual ceremony-infused which gave me the opportunity to capture the preservation by humans on its culture to connect with the elements of nature.
A dichotomy between contemporary cities and nature is the essence of this series. The use of negative space is key as it allows me to search for the chemistry in these opposite landscapes.
Simple yet complex, the word "more" came up as an evidence for this project which started in January 2019 in Madagascar.
The Baobabs of Madagascar, one of the Unesco landmark are one of the oldest endemic trees in the world. They are a testimony of our history, our present and our future as there are not many left because of the deforestation on a large scale. These ancestral wonders are threatened and endanger the life of the locals. That is why projects are multiplying to raise awareness to use alternatives to charcoal.
The lunar views in the high plateaux of the Bale mountains of Ethiopia are home to the Ethiopian wolves facing extinction due to the rabies. Indeed, more space is required for agricultural purpose which is closing the gap between the wolves and humans and their domestic animals.
In South Africa, the Kruger National Park (biosphere unesco landmark) is fighting against daily poaching.
The strength of nature still remains at view with the Iguazu Falls in Brazil as for now but the surroundings soils are rising interests in soy production which can cause tremendous changes in the biodiversity around one of the seventh natural wonders.
The use of the digital medium format captures a wider landscape which demonstrates its vastness.
Black and White is used as a neutral point for the viewer to feel the seriousness of this serie.
Transforming a black and white image into an element of awareness to shed light on the urgency to preserve our planet.
These photographs explore the documentary aspect of a look in the present to change the future.
Let’s do more.
I have decided to capture my hometown: Paris since 2010. I plan to document the combination of our contemporary society and the historical city. The Parisienne project is still on going. All photos are captured in black and white analog film.