That was sane. sober and quietly charismatic, what a charming man.
Yes, it’s all in the posture and the way one holds one’s self,
but those are very old fashioned qualities,
do you value them because you grew up around them, or is it that elegance is rarer now despite the democratisation of fashion?
Above all the part when you say the best picture of you are taken by Garance. I’m french and I like to follow her work. I think it’s a very nice message for her, because, when you are in love with somebody, it’s not always easy to take the picture you want.
All the best for your work,
so much fun to see you out on the street doing your thing, and the people we see as still photos moving around so you can get that shot. Also liked the comment about gestures, made me think of that Japanese woman photographer you’re always shooting — Rei? And Garance of course. And actually, yeah, everybody.
I am very curious to see your pictures from Bali. Women are so exquisite when they move and dance. they have such a “grĂ˘ce” in their energy body ! There the very old people are so creative and radiant. I am sure you are going to be totally seduced. When you smile you are someone else, so radiant too … less wild and serious !
What you say about posture and gesture is so true! And having good posture, even if it doesn’t come naturally, is something we all can work on — its good for you! I love learning about how artists work. Thanks for sharing this little peek into your world.
P.S. You are so “easy on the eyes” I can’t imagine you being camera shy…. but I empathize.
I’m so pleased you flagged up the importance of good posture. It’s something we can all work on, irrespective of our ability to dress well. I remember when this really struck me, when I was sitting in a cafe window in the City in London (ie the financial district) one lunchtime, looking out at the hundreds of (mostly) men walking down Fenchurch Street. From my viewpoint I couldn’t judge whether a suit was from Savile Row or a chainstore; what caught my attention was when someone’s posture and walk were good. So many walked with shoulders hunched, back forward and head down, the difference was striking. Beautiful clothes can’t cover up bad posture; whereas if we hold ourselves right, it’s a great start!