Since 2010 Thomas Bovin has been making beautiful, contemplative black and white photographs of his Parisian neighborhood and the people who live there.
Belleville is a place that is both emblematic of the popular notions of Paris and constantly changing. Set in the eastern part of Paris, it is a multicultural area of the city that attracts artists and those new to France.
“I started to photograph its streets and people as soon as I moved there, and kept photographing for years. Photographing people, above all, was what I found meaningful. Although the photographs hardly depict the city, I find they convey the sensation that I had, walking the streets of Belleville: A mixture of beauty and decay, of joyful moments and sadness, the warm feeling of light and the bitter sweet sensation that one can experience walking around all day, searching for a stranger’s eyes.” – Thomas Bovin
Thomas Boivin : Belleville
Published by Stanley Barker
Pages — 100
Cover — Flexibound / Dust jacket
Size — 275x225mm
ISBN — 978-1-913288-39-6
Price — £40 / €49 / $54
Belleville is released to coincide with an exhibition at Fondation A Stichting curated by Tristan Lund :
Fondation A Stichting
Av. Van Volxem 304
1190 Forest, Belgium