A CHAPTER IN PARIS™
all the interviews were & are still recorded in Paris
where I am currently living.
By hanging with inspiring people, knowing what they were doing on a daily basis I wanted to focus on their craft, passions throughout analog pictures & foremost discussions that took place behind the scene with them. I wanted to share what was for me the essence of le Journal : portrait of creative people I met during my journey.
Recorded in PARIS Jan. 18, 2018
THIBAULT CHOAY | Publisher
I met Thibault at a launch book from artist Ana Kraš more than a year ago. I was curious to know about his past experiences, creation of publishing house CLASSIC & what it represents.
Recorded in PARIS Dec. 11, 2017
LAURETTE BROLL | Ceramic Artist
I met Laurette briefly 10 years ago I can't really remember where exactly but I think it was throughout a mutual friend. I stumble on her Facebook profile recently and was surprised to see that she was doing ceramic work since a few years.
Recorded in PARIS Nov. 28, 2017
OURIEL ZEBOULON | Tattoo Artist
Since a few years I thought about getting a tattoo. Quite an hard decision to take when you have to think about what, where. The most complicated aspect was to find someone who will be able to get the things right.
Recorded in PARIS Nov. 01, 2017
PAPERBOY | Restaurant
Where to find a good place to spend a good amount of time when you're not at home? A place where you can be at ease, meet your friends, relax while talking about your week, upcoming projects and more.Well it's there, 127 Rue Amelot.
A CHAPTER IN TAIPEI™
all the interviews were recorded during my séjour in
TAIPEI in November 2017.
I spent 11 days in Taipei working on the second part of the upcoming volume 07 of Le Journal. During this short period I have met so many inspiring people, many more that I could ever imagine that it was a natural process for me to take the time to showcase their creative mindset. When I had the chance, I sat down with some of them to discuss about their endeavour to create a new identity & culture in Taiwan.
Recorded in TAIPEI Nov. 17, 2017
DENZEL & TARO | Rapper & Producter
I met Denzel when I was in Tokyo last November. I was at this party organized my friends from XLARGE at Harlem Club in Shibuya when I bumped into him while dancing to Travis Scott. We kept in touch after my departure..
Recorded in TAIPEI Nov. 15, 2017
LC & JOSH | Rapper & Producer
I met with LC through my friend Denzel two days after listening to some of his music in his car. He quickly set up a meeting with him.We caught up with LC after a late night drive when he was meeting with some of his pals..
Recorded in TAIPEI Nov. 14, 2017
YU-WEI CHEN | Creative
All the ventures I lived in Taipei happened quite randomly but always in a good spirit. I met friends of friends through their own friends. I spent a small part of the evening with Yu-wei when we went to hang around Wanhua District with Denzel..
Recorded in TAIPEI Nov. 12, 2017
PrettyNiceLtd | Clothing Designer
I followed Taiwanese brand PrettyNice & DeMarcoLab all day long while they were shooting their new capsule collaboration. I wanted to know more about Warren, the launch of his brand PrettyNice and how was the streetwear scene in Taipei like...
This is all the interviews I made extract from the past & recent issues of le Journal. Thanks to the people I have been able to met & took the time to sat down to chat. I hope you'll enjoy all the aspects from it, from the visuals to the words stated!
Interviews extract from the past Journal issues
Recorded in TOKYO November 21, 2016
Laurence Keefe | Adidas Skate Japan
The last interview I did in Tokyo wasn’t supposed to happen. In fact, it was done exactly 4 days before my departure. Uruma Masanori (Skate Distributor) was the one who introduce me to Laurence.
Recorded in TOKYO November 12, 2016
Chace Fedor | Creative Director
I met Chace through my friend Bao. When I told her that I was going to stay in Tokyo three weeks, she instantly thought about him. I reached to him when I returned from Holland. He was the first people I sat down & interviewed for the issue 06.
Recorded in PARIS April 15, 2015
Luidgi Gaydu | Cons France Team Manager
He doesn’t really need any particular introduction when you are referring about the Parisian skate scene. But hey, since you might be new to this, here’s a small one : For more than 8 years he was living in New York city.
Recorded in PARIS April 03, 2014
Julien Reignoux | Brand : Les Petites Séries
To be honest I ‘m not always paying attention to the people I freshly met. I first heard about Les Petites Séries from a friend who carried one of the small accessory from the brand. I was curious to meet the guy behind the brand. I met with Julien in his office to learn more about the way he creates and took time to shoot a small editorial of the brand.
Recorded in TOKYO November 18, 2016
Tamaki Niime | Textile Designer
Another reason of my visit in Hyōgo was to meet with the atelier/store of designer Tamaki Niime. I was able -once there- to take pictures of the atelier and see how their product were made.
Recorded in NEW YORK October 14, 2015
Jamil GS | Photographer
I stumbled on the work from Jamil four years ago, a short time after my first trip to NYC. I remember that I kept a few pictures from him on a folder on my computer just because I thought that I wouldn’t be able to find them.
Recorded in PARIS December 19, 2014
Yannick Do | Creative Consultant
On a Tuesday morning I sat down with creative consultant, Yannick Do in a coffee near République to talk about his career, previous experiences with OFR & NIKE where he started his early career as a creative consultant.
Recorded in PARIS May 16, 2013
Mark SBTG | Artist
I had the pleasure to take a look at the new exhibition of the well - known designer Mark Ong aka, Mark SBTG.This time SBTG was invited in Paris to exhibit his new body of work. We had the chance to met with the artist & talk a little bit about his time in Paris and especially the work he made for this special occasion.
Recorded in TOKYO November 16, 2016
James Oliver | Creative Director
One of the very first person I thought I would contact when I booked my ticket for Tokyo was James Oliver, co-founder of SLAM X HYPE. I wanted to know more about his work..
Recorded in PARIS January 21, 2015
Bleu De Paname | Brand & Editorial
There are people that you met through your life that will be beneficent to you in many ways. I met Thomas Giorgetti & Christophe Lépine the founders of French Brand Bleu de Paname. We talked about the future of "Maison De Confiance".
Recorded in PARIS Octobre 13, 2014
Gregory Cazanove | Tikok - Second Hand Store
A place to gather. That is one of the first sentence Gregory said to me when I was asking him about his second hand shop Tikok. I think he was right so I joined him there and asked him a few questions about his choice to open a place like this.
Recorded in PARIS March 08, 2013
Yacine Dermoun | Photographer & Skater
I met Yacine, when I was at work. He dropped by our store on a monday afternoon. He was wearing this red denim campus jacket, with a simple plain white tee shirt & was rocking those blue Wells Leather Ox from Converse...