What do people do behind their closed doors, hedges, fences and gates? Unlike in the Anglo-Saxon countries, the French close themselves in. For a long time I asked myself : is it to protect oneself from outside dangers, or to protect one’s privacy? People in the Pays de Bray are like they are everywhere in France, closed off in the middle of beautiful green valleys, surrounded by cows, giving way to urbanization. So I pushed through their heavy wooden doors and saw everyday scenes . Simple lives, filled with small things and great moments.
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