We could start by saying everything these photographs are not. They are neither an encyclopedic or thematic undertaking, nor the photography of a given society or era, nor a conceptual project supported by an identical linguistic process in each photograph. There is not historical or sociological discourse. Nothing is staged. There’s no attempt at style. We accompany the photographer in places where lives or is passing through. It’s not a mirror he’s showing us but rather what he sees through his window. From Valenciennes to Paris and its suburbs, from Berlin, Japan and North America to Southwest France. There’s no search for completeness.
August 18, 2014