Photographer. Pragmatic. Perfectionist.
My photography covers a wide range of subjects, although I focus on street scenes and portraiture. I believe my vision is very much based on my personal experience as a traveler, picturing this city I now call home first as an outsider, now as a "local foreigner".
While I was in school, I got introduced to the technique of hand-coloring. As a photographer who is also a painter, this method was the perfect combination of several visual forms.
All my pictures are taken with an Olympus OM-1 on 35mm film. They are all black-and-white, printed on fiber paper. I develop and process all film and paper myself. Once dry, the paper goes through a heat press to prevent curling. As a final step, I hand color the photographs with oil paint and/or color pencils.
I was born and raised in Nice, France. In 2011, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina. I graduated with honors from the College of Charleston in 2013, with a Bachelor in Visual Arts. My interest in photography started as a very young age, when I found some old cameras at my grandparents's house. In a world where everything has to be fast and easy, film photography seemed like an art form that was meant to disappear. However, the use of actual paper, the unpredictability of chemicals, and the imperfections created by the printing process made film photography the only one for me. For the past five years, I have practiced photography on my own, using the darkroom at the Redux Contemporary Art Center.