Sunday, December 28, 2008

Insider Me

I got to be on my favorite site.
The blog from the NY Times.
As for the insider part, I wish. But not really the case.

I can't figure out how to include a link within a post, so just click on the NY Times Blog icon in the good times sections.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

DAY+23: Les dernieres photos du jour

These are the last 2 of the photographs. So far.
I plan on adding new subjects before the show moves to the next stop.
Click on the label photo du jour under this post to be redirected to all the posts with photos.

Voila, ce sont les 2 dernieres photos de la serie pour le moment.
Je compte agrandir la serie avant la prochaine destination de l'exposition.
Cliquer sur le label photo du jour en dessous de ce post vous redirigera vers tous les post avec images.



Friday, December 12, 2008

DAY+22: La rentree des classes

First assignment after saying no to work for the past 2 months.
As I'm a lucky bastard, it was for Vogue Paris.
Which obviously kicks ass as a magazine, but also has the nicest team.
Getting to collaborate after being in my own head for so long was like taking the first sip of coffee after a long caffeine free break.
The photos turned out so good, I couldn't be happier.
It will be in the february issue.

Premier boulot, apres avoir dis non a tout ces deux derniers mois.
Quel plaisir de collaborer apres avoir ete tout seul a editer et imprimer pendant si longtemps.
Les photos dechirent, j'ai hate que le magazine sorte.
Ce sera dans le numero de fevrier de vogue.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

DAY+12: Photos du Jour




DAY+11: Yoo HOO

J'ai vendu 5 photos.
Je n'esperais rien en ces temps plus que frisquets.
Etre satisfait de mes tirages et mon installation etait deja une tres bonne suprise. Moi qui m'attendait a ne voire que les defauts.
C'est donc une cerise sur le gateau.

Tomorrow, I'll try to write something more introspective a bout the whole experience.

DAY+11: Another day, Another movie

J'espere que ce petit film vous donnera un bonne idee de l'installation.

Here's my best to share the experience with those who won't make it to atlanta.

Musique: Magic Spells par Crystal Castles

Sunday, November 30, 2008

DAY +10: If it's not documented, it never happened

I've been slacking big time. But will post images of the installation tomorrow.
In the meantime.
Here's me at the preview, and me at the opening.
Looking sharp thanks to Mr Margiela.
I don't know if it's the sheer exhaustion or some defense mechanism,
but it all felt like an out of body experience.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DAY +3: I just awoke

Je viens de me réveiller d'un profond sommeil bien merité.
Un petit message de remerciement pour tous les encouragements, les conseils et surtout pour m'avoir laisser vous photographier sans masques.

From long hours of seemingly dreamless sleep.
A little message for everyone who let me take their picture, gave me advice, pushed me when I was dragging.

Musique: Gettysburg par Ratatat

Friday, November 21, 2008

What now?

Quel etrange sentiment de vide.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TODAY is the day

I was expecting to be a nervous wreck.
But I am just jumpy and elated.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

DAY-1: The result

Walking through this morning.

People just walked in. Bye.

DAY-2: Really this was yesterday

Awesome installers.

DAY-1: No time for nothing

Installed non stop since 8 am and now we have a preview showing.
Just got off the ladder 5 minutes ago and people should start arriving about now.
So no time for blogging.
But I'll type until people get ghere. Instead of getting nervous.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DAY-2: The Idea of it

i·de·a n
1. a personal opinion or belief
2. a thought to be presented as a suggestion
3. an impression or knowledge of something
4. a realization of a possible way of doing something or of something to be done
5. the aim or purpose of a project or plan
6. the gist or précis of something such as a book, report, project, or plan
7. a thought about or mental picture of something such as a future or possible event
8. a concept that exists in the mind only
9. a mental image that reflects reality

That's what popped to mind after visiting the space 2 months ago.
But will the reverse of #9. come to fruition?

DAY-3: Travelling




J'aurai du mettre ces photos en lignes hier. Mais j'etais dans l'avion, et il n'y a pas wifi ou je loge. Qui l'eut cru?
Je suis a la gallerie. On a commence juste l'installation d'une photo en version "papier peint".
J'ai hate de voir le resultat. C'est mon dernier motif d'angoisse. Apres ca, il n'y a plus qu'a choisir et mettre en place. Que ca.

Technically cheating a little.
This post was ready yesterday but , in a shocking turn of events, I couldn't get service on my laptop while I traveled and where I stayed last night.
I'm down in Atlanta now. We're just starting the installation of a wallpaper print. It's really the last reason for anguish.
If it turns out as I hoped, I only have to install and edit the other photos on the wall. Piece of cake. Hum...
Will be updating soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

DAY-7: Who needs nails anyway?

Came down to Brazil for a few days.
Barely saw Rio, but loving Sao Polo.
This city is amazing but the relaxing part of the plan didn't quite work out.
I am soon going to hit blood if I can't stop bitting my nails.
And I just crashed my toe in furniture, fretting about invite problems at 4am.
On my way back to NY today, hope to come back South soon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

DAY-10: Photos du Jour



Still deciding which one will be part of the installation.
Je n'ai pas encore decide laquelle des deux sera au mur le jour du vernissage.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

DAY-11: Photo du Jour


DAY-12: Travel Day

Spent the day in an unfortunate lay over in Sao Paolo's airport.
So no photos, sorry.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

DAY-14: I'm Done!

Ca y est. J'ai fini tous les tirages. Et la selection.
J'ai presque bonne mine sur cette photo, je comprends pas trop comment. J'ai pas beaucoup vu la lumiere du jour ces dernieres semaines.

All prints. Finalized.
I almost look sunkissed for some reason, when it feels like I haven't seen the light of day in weeks.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

DAY -17: Still printing

Je dois envoyer mes tirages a l'encadreur avant la fin de la semaine. Mais je passe toujours toutes mes soirees au labo.
Il faut croire que je serai la jusqu'a ce que fed ex sonne a la porte.
A partir de demain, je poste un photo par jour.

Only 3 days left until I have to send my prints to be framed and here I am, still at LTI overtime.I guess I'll be printing until the fedex guy knocks on the door.
Starting tomorrow, I'll post a photo a day.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

DAY -18: From Point A to Point A

I guess sometimes the best road is a full circle.
My friend Caroline presented a brilliant first draft for the
invitation, and I had to make lots and lots of suggestions to finally go back to square one.

Musique: Pass By par B. Fleischmann

Thursday, October 30, 2008

DAY -21: The eye of the storm

Best way to spend the day. At LTI, my lab. No phones, no email.
Just photos to work on.
Quel bonheur de s'enfermer dans mon labo, sans telephone ni email.
Et avancer a tatons vers le tirage parfait. Du moins parfait pour aujourd'hui.