My dear friend Jeremy, excellent photographer, lives with his family in the most amazing duplex “atelier” with a view over the Montparnasse Cemetery. The windows are letting the light in perfectly, I even think the apartment is orientated north which gives that light which every painter and artist wish for ……both home and work cohabit superbly here. When ever I’m in Paris, I always try to catch up with Jeremy.
Walking around in this gorgeous artist’s apartment, filled with books and vinyls, boxes with black & white silver prints and the lab, I can literally go in to the dark room, just to sniff the chemical products! wow! I haven’t printed anything in basically 10 years now, don’t even know if I would know how to do it again after so many years, I still have my lab or pieces of it, packed away in a garage….. Perhaps one day I’ll unpack it??
There’s always an interesting new project going on at Jeremy’s…… About three years ago his book “VIVRE” came out, published by publishing house SEUIL. A co-work he did with oncologist François Goldwasser at the Hospital Cochin in Paris. The book is strong, intimate and all about the patient at the centre of their illness, portraits and testimonies by patients, their close family and the medical staff.
I have had the chance to work together with Jeremy on previous projects when I lived in Paris, both assisting and being photographed for various projects. This time a new project started at the time I was in Paris, so he called. I’m not comfortable with being photographed, but with Jeremy it just works!, he’s sharp and very funny and his eye catches situations quickly and very precisely, he can trigger intimacy and vulnerability at the same time as strength and passion.
here’s a serie of me a very long time ago……….
The day we met at the atelier, his son was home as well and after our session, Jules wanted to have a go at the photographing to. I liked the interaction between a father and his son in these photos…… And at last but not least, Ruby liked being photographed too, she is so beautiful and majestic!