For LGBT month, it seemed important to me to talk about the love of my life through my photos. He is the one who inspires me the most, the one I never miss when it comes to taking pictures. His love and strength makes him my muse. Even if life has not always been kind to us (and especially lately), it will always be there for me and I'll always be there for him.
This picture means so much to me. A few years ago, my husband became seriously ill. I really thought I’d lose him. I felt the anxiety and fear of losing everything I had in life, his presence, his love, his support. I used for this photo, the image of the dawn as it represents renewal. This image is also often present in the film or tragedy.
“It’s a beautiful name, woman Narses. This is called the dawn.”
- Electre, Jean Giraudoux, Act II, Scene 10 final tirade.
Renewal, as I see here in the image of sunflower, a flower that is oriented towards the sun. The sun, the source of life and happiness, is a symbol of a cycle that repeats forever.
Here, like in Electre, the city was on fire but was rebuilt to be stronger and more beautiful.
The Dawn III, Taken using Rollei Crossbird, Diana F+
The tree is the source of life, which is why I often incorporate the whole image of trees when I take pictures of him. Water, trees, flowers — organic things that are continually reborn in an endless cycle: life, but also symbolically, that of love.
At a time when the democratic debate was at its height in France, we were disconcerted and shocked by all the violence and those who showed ignorance about us. Thats why at the time, I came up with my series The Tree in Love. It was necessary that we remain standing strong against intolerance.
I conclude this article with a musical note that expresses what it is for me:
A special thought for
atria007, for her words that are so comforting at this time.