- a private conversation between two people
- an S-shaped sofa on which two people can sit face to face
In 2012, I completed a project entitled “Faces from Around the Corner“. The area I was living in was as anonymous as any other urban area. However, it was also a wonderful place to live in with its diversity and its cultural wealth. With my project, I wanted to meet the people who made this place what it was. Each portrait was a testimonial of the area. I started with people I had met and then, these people introduced me to others. My project ended with an exhibition within the community.
After such a fascinating experience, I was eager to start something similar that would allow me to meet people within their environment – work or home.
In January 2013, I decided to create this weekly blog “Un tête-à-tête” and started photographing my friends, friends of friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and people that I had never met before.
I have taken single portraits or series depending on the time I could spend with my subjects: I spent a day following Seb the farrier but I only had a couple of minutes to take the portrait of Michael the chauffeur. The project took me to extraordinary places: one day, I went up the spiral case and walked across the high roof of Saint Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh and witnessed Kevin wind the beautiful clock. Another day, I visited a ship on Leith’s docks and met the crew from Cape Verde.
Although I first intended to post only for a year, I have decided to keep this blog and to feature new portraits regularly.
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