Going under

Flooded beach on a cold winter morning, Loire river near Orléans, France.

Flooded beach on a cold winter morning, Loire river near Orléans, France.

During last Sunday’s morning stroll, I found this scene which, I think, is graphically quite interesting. The light was beautiful, the winter-sun was quite low and shining through some branches behind me which created some interesting patterns. A long exposure of about 20 seconds was used to create the “silky water” look. Not much post-processing was done on this one, it looked very good straight out of the camera. I only removed some spots, desaturated the image and brightened up the top half.



“Streetlife” – Sleepwalking

From “Streetlife”

Project by Nasser Martin-Gousset

The story line of this musical comedy takes place in contemporary Orleans and in places of everyday movement – a square, a courtyard, a parking lot or a street.
Without losing site of the storybook aspect of this musical fable, the comedy remains anchored in reality, as do the characters and situations.
The project is built on pre-existing French songs, labelled “realist”, from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, as well as popular and international songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They are transformed and adapted to tell a story.
Together with the participants, we created movement and text based on improvisations and given situations related to the concept of behaviour in the public space that is the street, exploring encounters, rendezvous, good-byes and reunions.
Nasser Martin-Gousset.



My picture published in “Le Monde”

picture of ATEM the breath in "Le Monde"

“ATEM” in “Le Monde”

 Okay, time for some shameless self-promotion here: one of my pictures got published in the French daily newspaper “Le Monde”. The picture is used to promote the piece “ATEM” by choreographer Joseph Nadj. You can read more about this theatrical piece here: “ATEM le souffle, on tour“.

The original article, in French, can be found here: “ATEM” in “Le Monde”.

Atem le souffle: Josef Nadj / Anne-Sophie Lancelin

Atem le souffle: Josef Nadj / Anne-Sophie Lancelin

And here’s the original picture…

Pretty cool…!

Domino Effect

Boats falling over like dominos

Domino Effect

The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then causes another similar change, and so on in linear sequence. The term is best known as a mechanical effect, and is used as an analogy to a falling row of dominoes. It typically refers to a linked sequence of events where the time between successive events is relatively small. It can be used literally (an observed series of actual collisions) or metaphorically (causal linkages within systems such as global finance or politics) (from: Wikipedia: Domino Effect)


I’ve been drivin’ all night

Car's headlights seen through raindrops on a windshield

I’ve been drivin’ all night…

I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel 
There's a voice in my head, that drives my heel 
It's my baby callin', says, "I need you here" 
And it's half past four, and I'm shifting gear...

from “Radar Love” by Golden Earring

On my way home after a photo shoot…