I’ve always been scared by death and loss. I use (analog) photography as a therapy in that sense; as a way to keep my own past with me and to keep all the bad thoughts far away from me. It’s easier for me to take photos to subjects concerning somehow my personal experience. I usually photograph girls of my same age, physically similar to me, so that I can find myself in them. Or I photograph myself.
“21” is a realistic self-portrait project concerning my life at the age of 21. I took those self-portraits mainly for me. I wanted to capture my normality at 21 years old, made of boredom, of my cat, of the rooms of my house, of the vacations with my parents etc. I Imagine it will be a great help to the memory in ten-fifteen years. It’s linked to the practical necessity of holding my moments and leaving a sign of this period. I see it right as a documentation of my quotidian life, of my gestures and of my body at 21 years old.