PLAGE ISOLÉE

Deauville, Étretat, Marseille, Le Havre, Saint-Pierre de Quiberon. What do all these places have in common? Most of these cities are popular touristic sites during the summer for the French population. Why not dive into the majestic beauty of Deauville with its stunning horses galloping through the sand, contemplate the amazing view from the cliffs of Étretat, or enjoy a good white wine near the port of Marseille accompanied by plates of delicious fresh fish. During the peak seasons, these cities are teeming with tourists wanting to take in the beauty and taste the delicacies these port towns have to offer. However, what would these places look like during the winter? can we still appreciate them the way we do in the summer? Or are they completely transformed into places of isolation, where lovers of the sea and nature concur in spite of the bad weather. Plage isolée starts here in search of those beautiful landscapes during the harsh winters, where almost no one is there to witness them. It is a whisper in the ear for those isolation lovers. This photo series shows that we are not always alone and that there are many others like us in search of something, that to most people are unworthy and uninteresting.

The project is based on landscapes, objects, people from behind and buildings. For the photographer is important to see traces of people because it’s an evidence that there are people around and make us think about their lives. So in this way the pictures are not about the buildings or objects that we are seen, is more about the type of living that these people can have in this place. It makes us consider how it can look from inside too.


UNSEEN

Les Halles redevelopment project started in 2011 with the idea of reorganized and modernized Les Halles to make the district more welcoming and cohesive to visitors and tourists. The project insists in creating more open areas and better integrated into the urban environment.  One of the most challenging tasks is to reorganize the underground road network between Châtelet and Les Halle's stations. This photo project focuses on the transition of these metro stations in Paris and how we can associate this construction process to our paths in live. Often we walk without raising our heads up to see what's in front of us and see how it's changing in front of our eyes. 


PARIS GRANDIOSE

As many other objects, people or circumstances that people wouldn't consider elegant or charming to be in the city of lights. I decided that I will give them a presence and make them part of the city as well. The idea is to register with subtle humorous elements into the frame like a smiley toilet or someone sleeping on an electric escalator. Encouraging the viewer to notice these details of interest in different situations that we can find in a big city like Paris. 


SILENT TAXIS

A cab company in one of Japan’s major cities is trialing a new feature by introducing silent taxi drivers. Announcing the idea, Miyako Taxi said: “This service is currently in a trial stage, with the goal of creating an in-car atmosphere that provides the most comfortable ride for passengers through limiting the driver’s speaking.” (Rebeca Flood)

The company mentioned above is located in Kyoto. Silent Taxis is an idea that has been imposed under the modality that the user should not feel obligated to speak if he or she wishes, and the conversation will only start if the costumer wishes. In addition, taxi drivers who accept to work in this company agree with this business model and admit the rules of the company. But, have you ever thought how you can feel after spending hours of driving without being able to talk to someone? Usually, we sit in the back seat without even  being able to see the face of the person who drives for us. These series shows the everyday life of taxi drivers in Tokyo and intends to give them the identity and voice that we all need.