After a 20-year career as a recording engineer in Paris, I went to Japan and studied photography at Tokyo Visual Arts College. My work expresses a contemplative vision of the metropolis grounded in the surrealistic, modernist and conceptual influences of my European cultural heritage.
2012-2015 'Salaryman Project' vol. I~III, Bureau d'Etudes Japonaises
2010 'Street Photography Now', Thames & Hudson
Main magazines features:
2015 Harvard Business Review April issue, spotlight artist
2009 “Of Salarymen and Flowers” HotShoe International Magazine issue#163.
Main Solo Exhibitions
2014 Yebizo International Festival for Art and Alternative Vision, Tokyo.
2014, 2013 “Salaryman Project” Atsuko Barouh Gallery, Tokyo
Main Group Exhibitions
2014 Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore National Museum
2013 Tsukuba Museum, Japan. 2013
2011~2013 “Foreign-Familiar” Goethe Institute network in southeast Asia
2011 “Right here, right now” Format Festival, Derby, UK
2009 “The Pursuit of Happiness” Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
Artist Statement: 2LDK*
This work started as a photo series of windows taken from the outside in residential areas of Tokyo. I was attracted by the way frosted or textured glass creates a blurry tableau of privacy. Then, I mixed these photos with views of my own apartment, creating hybrid Japanese private spaces.
This collage of various elements can evoke the tradition of still life. It could also convey the presence of an invisible resident slightly confused with the concepts of inside (uchi 内) and outside (soto 外).
*In Japan, “2LDK” (pronounce “nee-L-D-K”) means apartment with 2 Bedrooms, Living room, Dining room and Kitchen.