Standing in the middle of Grafton Street and strolling through St Stephen's Green in Dublin, I had the pleasure of capturing 50 beautiful people enjoying their Saturday afternoon, relaxing in the park, strolling the pedestrian way and shopping.
Each photo in this book represents a few seconds of someones life, each very different from each other, each finding themselves sharing the same place at the same time. The beauty of these street portraits lie the uniqueness of each individual, in dress, expression, purpose and their reaction to a stranger pointing a camera lens in their direction.
I was very luck to have chosen a gorgeous day in May to shoot these photos, the weather was perfect and the people were all wonderful, accepting and warm to my presence and intrusiveness. I really enjoyed Dublin, the people are fantastic and I hope to be back there soon!
I was born in Paris, which makes me French. I grew up in a family of painters, sculptors and art merchants. In France and Italy, I studied under the artists Gérard Ambroselli, Jean-Baptiste Ambroselli, and Antonietta Tuti where I received strong influences in impressionism and abstractionism. I was educated in Italy, France, England and finally in the United States where I lived for over twenty years. I have shown my work in the United States, South America and in Europe. For the past fifteen years in Switzerland, and now back in the United States, I have lived parallel lives, one focused on high-tech and the other focused on art, and until very recently never mixing the two. In this world of right-brain and left-brain I have found the stimulus for creating my paintings and my photographs. All of my work is based on abstract shapes and emotions I see and feel. Nature is my biggest driver.