I don't make a lot of people's photo shootings in Paris anymore.
But I made a new one this morning, with a very nice guy from Thailand.
He's a musician (professional cellist) and a part time model (he played in a video advertising for Pepsi recently).
But this is not the point of this post...
I wrote one on my Facebook this week, talking about a Paris "photographer" that pretends working as it since 28 years, and only makes, according to me, only "feelingless" pictures. I was a little upset to see people "liking" on Facebook one of this pictures shot in one of Paris tunnels. The picture was simply bad: no feeling, as usually, but such a poor quality! Everybody would have made a better feelingless picture with an iPhone 4!
Maybe I'm pretentious, maybe I'm jealous, maybe I'm just right: light and emotions are raw materials for a photographer. If you don't know how to deal with them, don't pretend you're a photographer. Just say you like taking pictures. It's not a shame, but being humble is being human and is being honest with others and with yourself.
Anyway, I'm proud to show that making nice pictures is tunnel is a possible ;-)