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Bernard Plossu : “I Remember”


Here is the second part “I remember” by Bernard Plossu, since the early 1970s, he has photographed his friends photographers. His rare portraits were never shown, regularly The Eye of Photography will be presenting a selection. My portraits are always moments of encounter rather than planned portraits … and so I like to call them encounters. As a teenager, in the age of the Cinemathèque in the early 60s, I photographed my buddies with my Kodak Retinette. Then came the photos of friends and the shots from my Mexican journey, and in 1966 the road trip to Big Sur: I didn’t know yet that I was really going to become a … photographer! I’ve met tons of people, and there are some encounters I didn’t photograph, like with my friend Sergio Leone, or Moustaki on his motor bike, or Max Evans the Western writer, or even Gerard Blain in 1963 on Porquerolles! It is all in the moment, I didn’t think … but felt? An encounter can take place without being photographed… Sometimes, it’s a request, like in the case...

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