exclusive interview: cyril delettre & juan sea

As the French May exhibition showed an American point of vue on Paris, La Galerie invited for the French May closing Françoise Lautier, showing a French artist point of vue on Asia. This particular exhibit focuses on seeds and praying flags. For the artist, these two elements represent the best the feelings of Bhutan. “The Himalayas, valleys, rivers, monasteries and monks are all seeds growing in this high and rich country where Buddhism preserves a deep sense of respect and honor. From the cosmos and stars, the earth and trees, the stones and minerals, everything and everyone are part of a common whole”.

"Execution" directed by Cyril Delettre & Story by Marie-Florence Gros

Seeing different works shot with the same very simple camera we realize how different the photographs can be. Anybody can shoot with iPhone. What makes an artist work be an artwork? Even if each of us can do good photographs, why aren’t they artworks? This exhibition is questioning. The iPhone has this very specific advantage that nobody notices it, that you always carry it in your pocket, that it allows to catch any moment anytime.

/ cyril delettre, based in hong kong

Cyril studied cinema at ESEC - Paris and graduate in 1988. He did a reportage at the Festival de Cannes in 1989 that got publish in "Les Cahiers du Cinéma". After working on several movies he starts photography joining the agency Imapress in 1989 and the agency REA in 2002. Cyril Delettre handle photography and videography following always his 2 passions: subjects about society and artistic.

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Do you prefer taking photos of colours or black and white ?

I like both. But right now I am in a B&W mood. I like it because its dark, and the light comes from the dark. B&W is more about composition, feeling, out of the time.

Do you edit your photos ? If so, what applications?
With my iPhone I use Hipstamatic App. So there is no post production, I save time, there is always a surprise with the result, and I like that. To do my editing I use Aperture and Adobe Bridge. I edit my photos with Marie-Florence Gros because she has a very good eye, she knows my style, I need to convince her first. I need her to be able to tell a story.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years time ?
I would like to be recognized as a Hong Kong photographer. On top of that, I also hope to publish severals books with Marie-Florence Gros.

Any tips in taking a snapshot ?
Just do it ! Be fast !


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/ juan sea, based in taiwan

Juan Sea rides his favorit Brompton, shutting through the alleys of Taipei, lightweight steering wheel, came to a stop on that corner, he picked up the iPhone to picture urban body parts. His photographs, as he himself, with humor and look forward to the characteristics of human cognition.

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Do you prefer taking photos of colours or black and white ?
I like both, the theme will follow with the feeling to do the form of selection.

Do you edit your photos ? If so, what applications?
I will use filters, and I edit my work with Instagram.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time ?
In addition to taking photos, I do photography related with curatorial space business, also in the teaching. I believe in the next 5 years I will still be doing the same thing. Share faith in photography!

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Any tips in taking a snapshot ?
Constantly accumulates nutrients enhance the taste is important I their daily lives. (This contains very seriously, with appreciation of fine art, design, film, architecture and literature). These are good for photography. When walking in the street when they write with pleasant relaxing mood, walking slowly, very carful observation, but act fast! Try to catch every touching moment.

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2 comments:

  1. the video looks cool. not sure whats the message though.. its original post on vimeo doesnt allow comments

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  2. The video is full of sarcasm. Its funny and intelligent. And that beautiful tango music. Really like it very much. We all seems to have the solution but nobody wants to be the one who execute it. A great parable. An excellent work! Thanks for sharing!!
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