By choosing to put Mike in the light, some personal guidance was provided to allow him to explore his creativity through poetic scenes, remote from the real world. This series of photographs calls for the encounter with the Other and the exploration of his thoughts as well as an immersion in vaporous and equivocal atmospheres exacerbated by chiaroscuro. Mike was part of the world of the invisible, turning the light to him in a series of intimate portraits proved a challenge to tame his indocile character and allow him to overcome his shyness. Inspired by the moonlight, he used to spend his nights smoking along the Marne-Rhine canal, writing frantically and uninterruptedly in large notebooks. Coming from the housing project of the Marais, near Strasbourg, prey to boredom and fighting the demons of addiction, he had found his outlet in writing rap lyrics that he interpreted with passion. By investing in this series of photographs, he wished to show his evolution: that of a young man at the dawn of his thirty years, inactive, without social recognition, who by developing...
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