Carole Schmitz : Your first photographic trigger?
Roland Neveu : I don’t think I remember! It was with a camera like Kodak 126…
The man of images who inspires you?
RN : At the beginning, Giles Caron, then Don McCullin…
The image that you would have liked to make?
RN : The photo of Nixon getting out of his plane (election campaign) by Raymond Depardon.
The one that moved you the most?
RN : The massacre in Bangladesh by Michel Laurent.
And the one that made you angry?
RN : The execution of a Vietcong in Saigon in 1968 by Eddie Adams.
The quality necessary to be a good photographer?
RN : Perceptive or patient (there are many).
The secret of the perfect image, if it exists?
RN : There is no secret, there are only extra-ordinary images!
The camera of your beginnings?
RN : Nikkormat.
The one you use today?
RN : Nikon Z7.
Your favorite drug?
RN : Coffee.
Your greatest quality?
RN : Patience.
An image to illustrate a new banknote?
RN : We don’t need banknotes anymore…
The job you would not have liked to do?
RN : I don’t know yet.
Your greatest extravagance as a photographer?
RN : The days of doing nothing.
Your biggest regret?
RN : There are quite a few: not daring to become a photojournalist earlier!
Instagram, Tik Tok or Snapchat?
RN : Insta.
Color or B&W?
RN : Both.
Daylight or artificial light?
RN : Light!
If God existed, would you ask him to pose for you, or would you opt for a selfie with him?
RN : A big shot on a cloud with an 8×10 and reflectors (he is already the sun)…
The image that represents for you the current state of the world?
RN : The desperation of starving refugees.