“I’m obsessed by brutalist architecture”
Who are you? What do you do?
I study fashion design but I create more pictures than clothes.
Your weakness? Your strength?
I’m self-taught, It’s quite common among photographers, but I think discipline and technical quality is a very important part in every creative process. It’s hard to get that when you are all by yourself with your work, that’s why I’m trying to do studio shoot, even though I hate shooting indoor. That said, it also allows me to do things I wouldn’t do if I had taken classes. I assume it’s both a weakness and a strength.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
The idea of telling things without words.
When did you decide to become an photographer?
My mother is working in the fashion industry, so basically I’m into it since I’m born. Funny thing is that during my whole childhood she tried to dissuade me from doing an art-related job.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you?
It’s hard to say, there’s so much inspiration everywhere. I would say Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, this is my all time favourite movie, along with Phantom of the Paradise. It has everything I would like to convey in my pictures.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I’m obsessed by brutalist architecture, which is very present in London. It’s dirty and ugly but for some reason it appeals me a lot. I’ve never really shot architecture but next time I’m going to London, I will definitely take some pictures of the National Theatre in South Bank.
Your favourite spots in Paris?
If you want to see great locations you have to go on the other side of the ring road. Most of the time-poor areas have very interesting architecture.