mardi 30 mars 2010

IBSN in Japan...

Well, I succeed to follow my book production schedule up to now. Selection and preparation of the photos, texts, translations, InDesign learning, book design, contact with printers, quotes, calibration tests,  reviewing, and now I am waiting for the ISBN for about one month! In France, it takes 3 weeks (and the guy in charge is not a super heros!). More, it is free. In Japan, 20000Yens to start with, fill a two pages forms to apply and ... wait... Phone call: "maybe this week..." they say -  to receive another form to be filled out, send it again and then, I guess, I will have to wait some more - what do they stay at work up to 10PM so?
So, production is waiting, my trip to China is delayed, not cool.

here a waiting girl:
Elwenne, Paris, France - 2009.

lundi 29 mars 2010

Emily d'Angelo

Emily, Paris, France - 2009.

dimanche 28 mars 2010

Walking away

Kyla Cole, Montalivet, France - 2008.

samedi 27 mars 2010

Time jump

Looking back is not my cup-of-tea.
But I have so many unedited pics that I need to open this folder whom pushes me back in time.
And some souvenirs jump back on my face with more energy than if it was yesterday - power of time,  deformed memories or one imaginary line, who feels this power, who want to understand, who cares?
I do.
Kyla Cole, Montalivet, France - 2008.

vendredi 26 mars 2010

Happy BD ちか!

I have a print of this one waiting for you @home.
Enjoy your B-day!
ちかこ and Jérôme, Tomari, Japan - 2009.

jeudi 25 mars 2010

Beach play

A little warm souvenir in the middle of a snow storm.

Montalivet, France - 2008.

mercredi 24 mars 2010

Things get closer

Today, I have received the "Contract Proofs" for my coming book.
Nice feelings (ego-ego) to touch and open this.
Things are coming closer... stay tuned!


video
Rokkasho, Japan - 2010.

lundi 22 mars 2010

Thinking

It's good time to think.
LauraAnna, Italy - 2008.

samedi 20 mars 2010

The Araki's way

Good way!
Rokkasho, Japan - 2010.

vendredi 19 mars 2010

all I need

Lines, Curves, Contrast - all I need.
Simple(?)
Rokkasho, Japan - 2010.

mercredi 17 mars 2010

Jamais 2 sans 3!

A snapshot of the winter issue of Carrie Leigh's Nude mag.
Top quality support, well printed, clean design and a nice text from Carla Johnson (Thanks).
Volume 3 - Number 2 - Pages 12-13.

lundi 15 mars 2010

Get Nude (also for Art)

Coming from a Nudist family (Grand parents and parents), I consider that living Nude for a given time is mandatory for my personal equilibrium. Accepting myself and the time flowing fast, feel free. With family and friends, old and young, sick and beautiful - all together Nude - on the same beach, around the same lunch and enjoying the Nature around us.
Get Nude!

"Clin d'Oeil" to Carrie Leigh's Nude Magazine (I just received a copy of the winter 2010 issue).
Andernos, France - 2009.

vendredi 12 mars 2010

Convergence

Sometimes I need few sessions working on the same idea - checking, coming back on it, adding few things, ask the model to change the pose some and "Boum" I get what I want.
This is the "Boum" of yesterday:
Rokkasho, Japan - 2010.

jeudi 11 mars 2010

Shoot@Home

Surely not a spectacular pic but it tells me that:
I should maybe spend more time at Home,
maybe less in front of my monitors.
Surely more shooting!
Rokkasho, Japan - 2010.


mardi 9 mars 2010

Tanya

Dancing and posing in the corridor. Great Style, lot of Energy and so easy to work with!

 
Tanya, Tokyo - 2009.

dimanche 7 mars 2010

Motion

My book, my book.... this F----- book! Only this, checking, reading, control, check some more... 165 pages in front... doing nothing else.
Good thing thus: ideas accumulate. As soon this will be over I have few plans ready to go. Of course they are secret (and even if no one reads this blog, this is not a reason) but one is about Motion... I found the time to make some tests...
TEST - Rokkasho, Japan - 2009.

jeudi 4 mars 2010

Color time-to-time

Color or B&W? Well not supposed to be as Mac or PC or Red or White wine but this question seems anyway to generate a debate.

My 2 cents:
I believe it isn't a question about how someone "see" the reality, the life around him (her). I consider it is more a question of what pic vision put you in a mental state to pay attention and be ready to "feel". A test has been made (last year if I remember correctly) in a US subway: You take one of the best violinist alive, one the best M$ instrument, the more appreciated classic pieces of Mozart and Beethoven and you put all this in the subway at rush hours -  No one notices. Millions of people and none of them like this kind of music? of course not. Because, they are doing something different at this time, they are not ready to be receptive to enjoy, not here not now. For my opinion, a neutral color pic rarely provokes the mental state required to be receptive (of course the pic could be really interesting, composition, subject, theme... but the neutral color, as real, may not add to this process). Then, a B&W, a fully saturated or even a washout palette will disconnect you from the real for a while and propose you to "see" and feel differently for a moment.
Saint Brice Courcelles, France - 2006.

mardi 2 mars 2010

Proposal

I got a proposal from "infernalord" (on Deviant Art) about one of my photograph.
I post here both original and modified side-by-side. I have my clear preference but I will be pleased to know your... Thanks.
 
Left or Right?

PS: The modified version suffers from JPEG edition.

Onsen (again) - 薬研温泉

I love those places: warm water, cold air, nature around and Nudity.
薬研温泉 - Yagen Valley, Japan - 2009.

Color&Composition

Composition I like.

Saint Brice Courcelles, France - 2006.