2015… What a year… I can hardly believe that I’ve lived so many beautiful things in such a short time… If I could have stopped time I would have done it. Some moments are amazing to live. They are worth living. They are worth living because they make us stronger, because they strengthen our life choices.
I don’t believe that all this is a matter of luck, to me it’s utopian. The connexion between our couples and ourselves is the main ingredient for the result of all this; Our images.
These images become stories, and these stories become books; this retro is one of these books. It will be put away next to the others, it will be « closed », yet it will always be «open». Open and present in my mind. How could I forget you, my couples ? Forgetting you is impossible. It is sometimes said that an image freezes a moment. Nothing is frozen in my mind. The pictures come to life, I can hear your laughter, I can see your moved faces, I can feel Caribbean dampness with Anais and Julien, an English rainy weather with Larissa and Olivier, Gillian and Cameron’s overflowing emotion in San Francisco. In the dark you are here. In silence I can hear your laughter. You are part of me. It’s difficult for me to draw away from these stories. Each couple builds me up, fulfills me, makes me confident, makes me impatient.
The trust you give me is essential for me and I thank you for that.
I could keep writing for hours about this year. About some humane professional encounters, both rewarding and contructive in France, in Europe and accross the Atlantic. About some sharing with passionate people. And I couldn’t but come back to this month of November. Rising stars… I’m part of the 30…. Seeing my name beside yours makes me proud, once more I’m delighted.
What will next year look like? I don’t know. The future will tell me. The present moment is so beautiful, intoxicating, enjoyable that I don‘t feel like thinking about tomorrow. I don’t wish to go back in time, I’d just like to stop time. But I must trust life, it brings me so much. This life that I’ve wanted to share with these lovers… These lovers and my camera. To make a living from your passion…
Like I did for the post I shared when I received Rangefinder price, I’ll finish this text with you, my wife, my life, my LOVE, I couldn’t do it some other way.
Thank you for having been there for such a long time… Thank you for having believed in me, for still believing in me and for being there when I need it. I love you…