Can you tell us more about your concrete experience of the lockdown ?
When the lockdown was announced, I was in Paris. I quickly took a flight ticket to St Barth, I didn't want to get stuck in an apartment. I had to quarantine, which allowed me to rest and do things that I didn't take enough time to do. Reconnect a little with myself. Compose music. And I continue to work on my new series which I will unveil this summer if everything goes back to normal.
What is your personal state of mind ?
This lockdown taught me again to take the time to take my time so I feel rather serene.
Does the lockdown experience have an impact on your art ?
The photo series I am working on gently addresses the way each individual feels in contact with Nature. With everything that is going on, people have this need to reconnect with nature, for the most part I think.
Do you practice your art during the lockdown ? if yes, can you tell us about your new pieces ?
My photographic project will be broken down into four volumes, each volume will be based on one of the four elements of Nature. The first OCEANSIDE volume will be a series of individual portraits in which each person photographed will describe their state of mind upon contact with this element, water in the case of the first volume. The person can describe this state of mind, these emotions by the words of music or a film.
So I am working a lot on developing this idea right now.
- Emmanuel Leprince