Paris Police 1900

Today, I attended the last shooting scene of the series Paris Police 1900. The next police series on Canal + is set in the capital at the beginning of the last century. A small step back in time, until the XIXth century, during the Third Republic. I captured the images of the last day of shooting.  At the bend in the rue de Chabrol, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, time seems to have stopped at the dawn of the last century. Wrapped in a morning mist, a dozen men and women move in front of anti-Semitic posters. 

The plot begins after the discovery of the corpse of a woman fished out of the Seine. The police investigation imagined by Fabien Nury and directed by Julien Despaux for Tetra Media Fiction and A.F.P.I. for Canal + will be based on a criminal case that has not been solved in the past. It is therefore a uchrony, a historical fiction about a strange crime against a particularly chaotic political context, conducive to anti-Semitism, where dreyfusards and antidreyfusards are illustrated. 

Album cover and visual promotion for James Eleganz

In 2018, the producer of the label ZRP, Isabelle Chapis, contacted me to direct a series of 2-hour shoots of the musician James Eleganz on the banks of the Seine. Some of the portraits were chosen for the album cover of the ‘The Only One’. Another portraits were chosen for the promotion.

Anecdote. We had finished the shooting. With Isabelle and James, we had decided to have breakfast in a very cosy Parisian café. After eating some croissants, I offered to take some more pictures here. At first, James wore his hat. I asked him to put it on his left side and put his hand on his knee. I like this portrait very much. It reminds me of a painting painted in chiaroscuro. This picture has been published in some newspapers and magazines like Rolling Stone Magazine or the newspaper Ouest-france.

I learned that it was James’s wife who had chosen this photo for the album cover. Isabelle, the producer of the ZRP label, left me a message: “We’ve chosen this picture for the album to be called ‘The Only One’.” 

 I was honored by the choice of the production team and the musician James Eleganz who chose one of my portraits for the album cover. James Eleganz released his album The Only One in December 2019. The songs were recorded in the Californian desert at Rancho de la Luna Studios, in the company of legendary rock figures, Toby Dammit, keyboardist of the Bad Seeds, and longtime drummer of Iggy Pop, and Mike Watt, founder of the Minutemen and bassist of the Stooges.

 I had a wide angle. It was James’s idea to lean forward, determining an exaggerated but very rock and roll perspective. 

In April 2019, my work for the album of the rock star James Eleganz was presented on French television, France 2. 

Corporate photography for Nexworld

From corporate photography to professional headshot, I participated in the creation of content for Nexworld Consulting for its digital marketing strategy. The purpose of these photos was to serve the story telling of the new site put online in December 2019.

Some photos are intended to illustrate articles and others to serve as an advertising medium for professional social networks such as Linkedin or Twitter.

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