I struggle constantly against this reflex, but in truth, others frighten me.
When I am alone in the street and meet someone, I am instinctively on the defensive.
The other is not a nice passerby, he is at best an annoyance, at worst a potential threat …
In these conditions, you could say that I am a bit masochist to photograph at night and to walk in deserted streets at 3:00 AM and you will probably be right!
This photograph, and many others from my portfolio, reflect that reptilian fear, hidden under layers of civility: the other is a shadow, an unknown, a danger.
The fact that on these pictures, the other is “interpreted” by me is well… do not look for any hidden meaning :)
SEE FULL-SIZE PHOTOGRAPH
This photograph belongs to the series : Watching Big Brother