Humanity. This is how I would like to describe this exhibition, which will take place September 27th in Switzerland.
As a passionate photographer, I went to New York in 2013 and while looking around me in such a big city, I found many different faces we don't really pay attention to.
So this is the point. During this trip, I have stopped looking at cities with my "tourist eye" and started discovering it with a more "human eye". In a world where everything goes fast, too fast, where everything runs, even our trips and vacation have the taste of speed. Isn't it frustrating?
Too fast. Not enough time. More, always more. I absolutely have to visit this, not to forget my friends who want to see that place, and I've heard this neighborhood is unforgettable. Absolutely. Fast, let's go fast, we only have a week. So, even during those great moments of freedom, we have to go fast. We walk fast in an excited crowd. Yes, WE are in holiday! So let's move and see, fast, fast fast !
But are we looking at the right things ? Do we really focus on the essential? Have we really seen this city, felt something, discovered atmospheres ?
When walking in those big avenues, surrounded by overbooked workers and tourists, I wanted to get closer to those forgotten people, anonymous in such a big city, but full of story(ies). So I opened my mind, looking for expressions, meetings and personal development, and I would like to share what this experience gave me.
After this exhibition, I'd love to leave again and pursue this quest of humanity. Discover other cities, other cultures, other life stories. And, if everything goes well for this exhibition, why not starting a book....
With this humanity and those beautiful meetings, I've also had the occasion to walk around alone and in places we're maybe too used to seeing. Places we see everyday, but places we don't really pay attention to. So I also wanted to show a new "face" for those scenes where I used to forget myself, observe, imagine, simply breathe...