I approach photography as an invitation to escape and marvel at everyday life. In today's fast-paced world, where it's often difficult to find one's place, let's keep a little of our innocence, our naiveté, our creativity, our childhood and therefore our wonder.Laura SANCHEZ
What photographic processes do you use and what effects do you aim to achieve?
I don't use any particular process; my photographs are based on framing reduced to the essentials, highlighting the colors and symmetrical lines of a mainly urban environment. Color retouching is as important to me as shooting. I need to create a particular look to be able to express something with the image. For this, I use Adobe Lightroom.
I like to detach what I see from reality by using a particular color palette or looking for slightly incongruous angles of view. For me, seemingly banal images become a kind of theatrical set. I'm fascinated by atmospheres of simplicity, and I also like to play with the frontier of abstraction. For my latest series, I'm experimenting with less minimalist photography, with a desire to set the scene for my observations.
What are your main sources of influence?
When I first started shooting, I had the world of director Wes Anderson in mind. Even today, I'm inspired by the themes of his films and his visual signature, particularly his pastel colors and clean, symmetrical compositions. I also particularly like the theme of innocence facing reality.
In terms of photographers and artists, there are many who have inspired me in one way or another. I'm thinking of the world of contemporary photographer Matthieu Venot and his superb geometric and colorful compositions, or Ludwig Favre, whom I discovered in a YellowKorner gallery and who transported me with his large-scale shots of iconic American landscapes and his soft color palettes.
Having played the piano when I was younger, I'm passionate about music, and it's a great source of inspiration and concentration on a daily basis. Very often music helps me to get into the state of mind I'm looking for when creating. I find it very interesting from a creative point of view, but also when it comes to showing my photos. Lately I've been trying to associate some of my photographs with music. Although we are free to interpret a work in our own way, I find it interesting to add a "mood" to it. Music becomes like an additional experience that can make viewing a photo or work more interesting, more intriguing.
It's also interesting to see my inspiration evolve, and over time I gradually develop my own creative tools.