#Work in progress
Kids playing the game paff, in the neighborhood Hautepierre close to Strasbourg, France. August 11, 2014.
I just ran through my archives (like I did for my last bloglog) and I realized that I never spoke about the project “l’imagerie”. l’imagerie is a light and playful project initiated and supported by the very crafty Cédric Malan (decorator and props) and Flora Malan (costume and props), both founding members of the Association “Factota”. The idea was to set up a small tent and to turn it into a photo-studio as some were back in time. : a stage where a few selected peoples dressed and made-up into very typical circus artist characters such as the acrobat, the animal tamer, beard wearing women or magicians. At the very first moment of finalization, Flora and Cedric asked me to work on the first tryouts of their traveling photo project. We inspired ourselves from the holy bible of circus history “The Circus. 1870s–1950s”. A huge book weighing a ton, retracing American circus history from 1870 to 1950. In May 2010, we made the first test in a hangar before the small tent arrival. The studio then became itinerant. The same year we were to be at the festival “Promenades photographiques” in Vendome. Unfortunately the festival lost some sponsors in the last minute. Several more sessions were held in 2010, before my colleagues and friends Gilles Guerre and Cyril Bramie replaced me. Ever since this project did his little way without me. Well, here are some pictures of the premises as well as the links to the project.
À Strasbourg pour les championnats d’Europe d’escrime, pour accompagner Marc-André Cratère que je suis depuis quelques temps. “Marcus”, comme on le nomme, est un escrimeur de l’équipe de France en division handisport, ici pendant un entraînement aux Invalides à Paris. Paraplégique depuis 1995, il intègre l’équipe de France en 2004 et accumule les titres de champion du monde, champion de France, champion d’Europe et médaille d’argent aux jeux olympique de Londres, au sabre et à l’épée, dans la catégorie B (sans équilibre du tronc).