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October 2011

Based on photographs I took of people in the streets, this is a steries of stencil paintings portraits "al fresco". The canvas is cemented and the paint is applied while the cement is still wet.

 

 

The Paranoia Decade. What can we do about that?

People on the street used to feel flattered, feel special when someone wanted to take their photograph. 9/11 and what else has changed all that. To push a joke, I think society is polarized now, groups forming towards either "paranoia" or "exhibitionism".
It is more and more difficult to take a photo of a person because you risk seeing a finger.
I regret that I need tele lenses and various tricks to catch the people with their genuine facial expression. But I base my work on the people of the street, seldom on professional models. Here is a fraction of the photographs I have taken. Discover the beauty of these faces and the stories they tell you, if you use your imagination or you ask an artist to do that for you.

N.B.I am not looking specifically for the "worried/frowning" face. Sadly, most people show a tense face on the street.

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