Face to Face

Take a portrait is a face-to-face encounter, a complicity, a confrontation, a struggle, between two singular beings. It is a moment chosen from an eternally moving reality, a tiny piece of time. This meeting, this exchange between the one who asks and the one who accepts is a face-to-face meeting of the curious, a dialogue and a kidnapping! Some traditional populations refuse to let themselves be "photographed", considering that they would lose part of their soul. Is a portrait a flash of soul? What do we see in it? A physical characteristic? a character? a personality? A fleeting, unique, lost moment forever?

Delphine, scenographer, Paris

Delphine, scenographer, Paris

Richard, Sarawak, Malaysia

Richard, Sarawak, Malaysia

Anton, Kalimantan, Indonesia

Anton, Kalimantan, Indonesia

Children up-mahakam

Children up-mahakam

Father and children, up-Mahakam

Father and children, up-Mahakam

self-portrait, up-Mahakam

self-portrait, up-Mahakam

Child on board, middle-Mahakam

Child on board, middle-Mahakam

Cedric'daughter, Bali

Cedric'daughter, Bali

Young guides, up-Mahakam

Young guides, up-Mahakam

Delphine and her grandmother

Delphine and her grandmother

Denise, Paucourt

Denise, Paucourt

Naoko, Paris

Naoko, Paris

Gérard, Paris

Gérard, Paris

Little girl in the hammock, Cambodgia

Little girl in the hammock, Cambodgia

Tino, Paris

Tino, Paris

Cedric, Petitenget, Bali

Cedric, Petitenget, Bali

Selim, Paris

Selim, Paris

Guy, Paris

Guy, Paris

Buddhist blessing, Siem Rep, Cambodgia

Buddhist blessing, Siem Rep, Cambodgia

Hamed, guide, up-Mahakam

Hamed, guide, up-Mahakam