Okay, I’ve decided to (try to) update this blog as much as my Facebook account! Here is my last assignment for Courrier International, published this week. More pictures about the Propaganda travesty night here.
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.
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 [...]
A 100Yen shop picture of mine published in Bloomberg Businessweek this week. More pictures of 100 Yens shop.
After having spent much money for Christmas, announcers are broke. For the first issue of the year, editors have to add extra contents for their magazine not to look too skinny. Good for me, as I had this assignment for “L’Express”, a French weekly news magazine. They published a special issue about creativity in Japan, [...]
The story on Japanese marriage-hunting (Konkatsu) covered last June by the journalist Delphine Lorin-Etuy and me has been published by “Elle Belgique” in its October’s issue. Konkatsu is an abbreviation of kekkon (marriage) and katsudo (activity), which literally means “marriage hunting”. Several factors seem to push young women, mostly, to konkatsu: – In 2010, wedding [...]
After two recent assignments for Le Monde, I had my first picture published in Libération last week. On top of being one of the major newspapers in France, Libération is famous for the quality of its photographic choices (generally speaking, not talking about myself !…). The assignment was a portrait of Takehisa Yaebashi, called “Papa [...]
Receiving two assignments from French newspaper Le Monde within three weeks is not something usual. For several months, Le Monde has only been requesting stock photographies about Japan from me. Then in August, I was asked to shoot the international far-right meeting in Tokyo and, in September, a portrait of Misato Mochizuki, a Japanese music [...]
次 (tsugi) means next in japanese. Tsugi is also a French magazine about electronic music and new trends. In the issue of this month, a six-page portfolio of my pictures of the Fujirock festival 2010.
The third issue of French free magazine Zoom Japon is now available in France but also online. This assignment was about Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) losing its Japan’s tallest tower rank. The new Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー), located in Oshiage area of Sumida Ward, will be completed in 2011 and will reach a height of 634m. [...]
Les Echos, French financial newspaper, is publishing today an article about Japanese women and their difficulties to find or keep a job after having a baby. The author is Michel De Grandi, Les Echos’s correspondent in Japan. The picture editors choose a picture of mine for this article, the Shinjuku red-dressed girl, who embodies youth [...]
Books magazine published a picture of mine about Murakami’s last novel, 1Q84, in a special issue about best-sellers. The first printing of 1Q84 was sold out within the first day of release in Japan and more than one million copies sold after two weeks.
Seven Japanese newspapers in the top 10 : Rank, Title, Country, Circulation (000) 1, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan, 14,067 2, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 12,121 3, Mainichi Shimbun, Japan, 5,587 4, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan, 4,635 5, Chunichi Shimbun, Japan, 4,512 6, Bild, Germany, 3,867 7, Sankei Shimbun, Japan, 2,757 8, Canako Xiaoxi (Beijing), China, 2,627 [...]