It’s been a veeery long time since I have not written anything here. I have been collaborating with ZOOM Japon magazine from its first issue in 2010 and we kind of grew up together. In 2012, ZOOM Japan (UK) was born and I took part in ZOOM’s “Le Japon vu du train” guidebook. ZOOM Japon [...]
Everyone knows this scene from “Lost in Translation” movie : During my assignment about Suntory whisky for “The Good Life” magazine, how could I prevent myself to think about it ? From this bar in Tokyo to the forest of Yamazaki whisky factory near Kyoto, I could not remove this famous scene from my mind… [...]
Sorry for the silence on this blog for the last few months. I try to post some fresh news on my Facebook or Twitter account as much as I can but unfortunately I don’t take time to write a few sentences on this blog… “M, le magazine du Monde”, weekly Saturday edition of Le Monde [...]
My portrait of Hisayuki Suekawa, Shiseido ‘s CEO, was published in Le Monde newspaper on November 30. It was shot at the top of the Shiodome tower in the Shinbashi area. Suekawa-san was not really confident when I asked him twice to step back closer to the window… More pictures of Hisayuki Suekawa.
(A late notice for those who are not following me on Facebook or Twitter.) The Fukushima crisis has not ended yet. Everyday, there are updates about the nuclear accident in the news. The news are less worrying than before but more detailed information are progressively coming up: tainted beef meat, hot spots in the Kanto [...]
A few pictures of the Lodz festival exhibition catalog, featuring my work about contemporary houses in Tokyo, 東京の家 (Tokyo no ie). This work is still in progress and as you may notice, new pictures were shown in this book. For those interested in Tokyo architecture, I highly recommend Tokyo metabolizing exhibition currently displayed in Tokyo, [...]
My assignment for La Vie, French weekly magazine, about Fukushima nuclear refugees. It was published on 16 pages in two issues. The first issue deals with the evacuation area, around the 20km perimeter and in the newly evacuated villages (Iitate, Kawamata, Minami Soma, Katsurao and Namie). The second part is about nuclear refugees, in Tokyo [...]
Protests are really not common in Japan, except on three occasions : – Workers on May 1st – Residents against US military bases in Japan/Okinawa – Right-wing nationalists (almost every week) Now we can probably add anti-nuclear power plants protests to the list. Since the quake and Fukushima accident, there has been almost a demonstration [...]