Winter fruits

February 3, 2014

I didn’t find  time to setup the studio for still life pictures since I arrived in Paris but yesterday, when looking at fruits I kept for a while, I decided that I had to hurry as some of them were really beautiful: two ‘pomme d’Api étoilées’ with their shape of stars and a few bruised pears.

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My film on the Parc de Sceaux is being shown during the ‘Le Nôtre et ses jardins’ at the Chateau de Courcelles in Montigny-les-Metz until January 26.

Happy new year !

As part of the ‘Year to celebrate Le Nôtre’, marking the 400th anniversary of André Le Nôtre’s birth’ I was invited to shoot a short film during a two-days conference “The heritage of Andre Le Notre” at the Parc of Sceaux, near Paris. Marco Martella (the founder of the Revue Jardins), who was organizing the event with the Hauts de Seine region gave me ‘carte blanche’. I didn’t want to do a descriptive or historical piece but wished to search for a quite contemplative vision of the garden and recorded impressions of some of the historians and architects who were taking part in the conference.

Back to Paris

October 12, 2013

I was silent in the last couple of months. In fact, I was moving back to Paris after five years spent in Rome. I have several projects on the way : A short film on André Le Nôtre and the Parc de Sceaux that I shot a few weeks ago, another film on the Bosco della Ragnaia which I am finishing editing. And I walk in the streets of Vincennes where I live -nearby the Bois- and the small towns around, Fontenay sous Bois, Montreuil. After five years in Italy, I re-discover Paris and the suburb with the eyes of a tourist…

 

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I will leave Italy in a few weeks so I am very happy that one of my films on Sheppard Craige’s garden, “winter in the Bosco della Ragnaia”, was shown yesterday at Venice Biennale as part of a conference by Marco Martella, the founder of the ‘Revue Jardins’. The conference was untitled “Lasciarsi al bosco” ‘Indulging to the forest”.