When I think about history (the really old one you study at school), my gut reaction is to hate colonialists. Fuck them.
But there’s nothing easier than being macro-ethical and micro-asshole… and during my first trip to Asia I often felt like a micro-asshole-colonialist.
Not that I went there to conquer anything, neither I killed or raped anyone: it’s just that I’m not used to afford everything I want wherever I go, and I always had the impression that people were kind to me just because I was a Wealthy European Asshole (wealthy only thanks to the currency of course).
But, this aside, it was a good time.
I went there to shoot the pictures for Hanspeter Amman‘s new project PLENTY.
At least a book and a couple of exhibitions are on the way, for more info you can follow this Facebook page or subscribe to my newsletter.
It was the first that me and Hans worked together, and it went very well. We shot the whole project with my lovely Fuji X100F in square format.
At the bottom of the post there are more backstage pics, but first I wanna post some shots I took in my free time.
We worked every day and of course I wanted to be sharp for that, so I rested a lot and only walked around when I felt like it.
Coming from a freezing Paris the heat was a shock: that, plus being on the other side of the planet in a completely different place.
I have to thank Hanspeter because he was the perfect host/client/friend.
Everything was new for me, and somehow I think I was so concentrated on the job we had to do that I didn’t managed to take really good pictures for me.
Anyway, here’s a selection.
Here are a few portraits I shot of Hanspeter: it was fun going out with him between the shootings.
And finally, some backstage pictures, mostly taken by Hans
I’ll close with some pictures of me and Hans working with Lee, Raj, Soma, and Odin (it was a pleasure guys!). And Hans, thank you again!