A person’s presence and the living environment reveal the essence of the person. I believe one’s existence is not just formed by his or her physical self. The world is made up of numerous inter-linked universes, in constant flux. Every living and non-living thing represents a universe and eventually informs who we are.
To celebrate the diversity of the members of the Alliance Française, I captured these portraits in their homes, showing them at their most natural state without any pretense. I explored the unexpected and unique elements of each person by capturing them with a long exposure shot, utilizing light painting.