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I made a quick trip to New York City on March 2012 and, as I already went there twice, I decided to discover places I hadn’t seen. Coney Island was THE place I wanted to be. Specially during the low season.
For this series, I decided to go against my usual way of shooting. This is not only street photography in which candidness and spontaneity prevail. I have spent quite a long time thinking about spaces, colors, compositing and processing of theses photographs. It was clear for me that this had to be a project.
I titled this series “Low Season Survivors” because everything around seemed freezed, as if suspended in time. Life seemed to have deserted the place. There remained only those condemned to survive a hypothetical disaster. Condemned and resigned.
I tried to translate this oppressive feeling of suspended time between two seasons.
... And I hope you’ll enjoy the visit...
Hi, I’m a french photographer. Not a pro, it’s not my job. It’s my passion. I got into photography when I turned 20 and as it was in the early 90s, I was a film photographer. I used to create my own black & white films and develop them in my darkroom, just as a lot of young photographers - or so called - during this period. I was mainly inspired by american movies featuring photojournalists such as “Salvador”, “Under Fire”, “The Year of Living Dangerously” or “The Killing Fields”... They have inspired me when shooting in France during the protests on the first Gulf War. But, as I decided not to be a photographer, I turned onto street photography, which is, for me, not so far from photojournalism. It’s always about story telling, people, and synchronism. http://www.wisiwil.fr < - - - > https://www.facebook.com/wisiwil
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