100 strangers

That Chinese Gallery Girl

How many times did you have the chance to be invited to a newly opened Chinese gallery with a personalised guided tour? Try to start photographing 100 strangers and maybe you will! I bumbed into this girl in the street of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, asked her to have a picture and then I saw myself going through this 5 stairs gallery of intresting (unfortunately for me unknown) objects. She even nicely informed me that they also have ‘cheaper’ stuff for less than 5000€ … ;-)

23. That Chinese Gallery Girl (Paris 6)

23. That Chinese gallery girl (Paris 6)



Cigarette break.

When you go to the supermarket, you often just buy your food as fast as possible without really talking to someone (at least I do, because I really don’t like spending my time in a supermarket!). But the other day, I stopped for a while with Kone, an employee of a small supermarket in Paris 6. He was smoking, enjoying his work break and watching people buzzing around. A liked that scene and asked him if I can take the picture. He was suprised, but agreed without hesitating. And we both agreed – such a pity people do not talk to each other very often!

21. A men enjoying his cigarette break (rue de Busi, Paris 6)

21. A men enjoying his cigarette break (rue de Busi, Paris 6)

A nice encounter with New York Haute Couture

What surprises can you have when taking people in the street? A lot! The proof is the admirable woman below – a very nice person living since 27 years half in Paris, half in NewYork, a charming, smiling, easy-going clothing designer. When I ask her if she wants me to send her the pictures, she proposes to give me her business card. And only when I check her website, I can see that she dressed more that a few Hollywood stars…

Proud to have you here!

11. A very friendly clothing designer (Le Marais)

11. A very friendly clothing designer (Le Marais)

What do colours represent in your life?

For me a lot! A colourful photo is magical, full of life, energy and joy. If you add a beautiful smile and friendly attitude, you have the woman that I recently met at the Marché des enfants rouges. She runs a restaurant at the market and the food looked just delicious! I promise that I will come back to taste one of your cocktails :-)

For more photos of the 100 inconnus project, see the gallery.

8. A woman with many colours around her (Marché des enfants rouges)

8. A woman with many colours around her (Marché des enfants rouges)

A couple of new inconnus joined the gallery!

On 26 April 2014 I went again in the Parisian streets with the aim to find some interesting people to be added in the 100 Inconnus gallery. And indeed, I had a great photo time with one young Spanish, two Salvadorian friends and a French couple visiting Paris. They were all amazing people and I feel blessed to be able to have them here. See more in the gallery!

100 Strangers … 100 Inconnus

Originally named 100 strangers, I nicknamed my project 100 inconnus. Why? Well, my current place to live is Paris. This beautiful, romantic, historical, expensive, smelling-bad, dirty & semi-dangerous city situated in France. Don’t be mistaken, I love Paris with all its imperfections that make it even more charming. Paris is also a melting pot of various populations, tourists from all around the world, French from all around France and a bit of real Parisians. In brief, so many faces to be shown in photos! See more here.