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@frommywindows from Paris

 


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We are pleased to welcome Stéphaneaka @frommywindows from Paris | FRANCE in our Mobile Photography Gallery. Have a look at Stéphane’s stream on Instagram . You will discover his black and white textured photographs taken on the streets. As usual, we asked Stéphane to tell us about the picture below as well as about his technique and influences.

“I always wonder what my photos will tell of their time when they will be seen (if they are!) in … 50 years?”

 

MY PICTURE

This picture was taken in a public park in Paris called “Jardin des Batignolles” which is surrounded by construction sites. I was immediately attracted by the cranes situated in the background behind the skatepark : they graphically evoke in an almost elegant way the urban environment. The boy, with his hoodie and his cap, did the rest.

 

MY TECHNICAL STUFF

“All the pictures I post on Instagram are taken with my iPhone, using Hipstamatic in 90% of cases. I use Snapseed  for contrasts and lights in post-processing, but I never crop my pictures. I just sometimes remove  the little white or black frame automatically generated by some Hipstamatic’s films.  I also use “Cameramatic” to add texture. This particular picture was taken with the “Leme Cam” app (with the combo “Tilt Shift” camera and “Dark Forest” lens) even though I don’t use it a lot.”

 

MY INFLUENCES

My very first “photographic revelation” was Robert Franck. Then it was Henri Cartier-Bresson who I had the chance to meet and with whom I discussed several times. I have also always been sensitive to the so-called “Documentary photography” and the “Humanist photography”. This is why I always wonder what my photos will tell of their time when they will be seen (if they are!) in … 50 years? Recently, Ernst Haas and Saul Leiter made me seriously thinking in taking some colors pictures…