have been travelling with a camera ever since I got my fist Minolta
for my baccalauréat some 32 years ago. Whether it is for
work or for vacation, this camera is a faithful companion.
Photographying is part of life, like looking. The camera is simply
an extension of the eye. The technique is not that important, especially
today. When seen by the eye, in a flash, the photo is already taken
even before the brain has given an order to the finger to press
the shutter-release button. A photo is just the physical evidence
of a moment, a certain configuration of the light, the face of a
person, a situation, a mood or a feeling, a man-made artifact. Wherever
it is in the world, whenever it is, our reality is filled with these
seconds of eternity, dear to Robert Doisneau. The photographer is
there to steal these seconds and turn them into eternity.