Since the early 1970s, Bernard Plossu 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!...
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