The stark style I use for my photos has one rather glaring drawback: It doesn’t work on 90% of my best shots. Colour, faces, and soft images all surrender to the austerity of chiaroscuro. I had no expectations that this image of tourists in front of the Musée d’Orsay’s famous clock would work, but to my surprise I think it gains a new life in breathless black and white.
My artworks are toner photo prints, handcrafted on 8×8″ wood blocks. To differentiate them from my regular photo blocks, I am adding a metal leaf border and a cast-metal fleur de lys clavos at the corner of each piece, which will come with a signed certificate of authenticity indicating that it is a unique print created for the “City of Delight” project. I have set the price of each piece at $75 to reflect Paris’ famous “75” postcode. 20% of my profits will be donated to UNESCO and the UNHCR at the end of 2016.