July to September 2017 - Nepal
In the towns & cities of Nepal, internet and smartphones have revolutionized the approach to images and photography. Nepalese youth seems to have nothing to envy , as in developed hyper-connected societies. However, the access to communication services is not available the entire Nepalese territory, and some areas are still enclaved and disconnected from the rest of the country. In these peripheric areas, entry in the globalization era is not possible. Like some other places in the world, access to photography is still limited.
During my previous photographic trips, I had often wanted to not only « steal an instant » but to share it with the people I had met. I imagined myself carrying a Polaroid and immortalizing fleeting and savage moments. Once the image could be seen, I had imagined giving the photograph back to their rightful owners, to the subjects , and thus, contemplate their reactions toward this mysterious chemical process. In 2016, I spent two months in Nepal, where I mostly stayed outside of cities, in those preserved spaces where photographs are still treasured, that people cherish and protect.
I tried to give liberty to the subject while taking the polaroid pictures, as after, the pictures s will belong to them. While taking the portrait, it is hard to define a continuity in the photographic composition as the context, and the reactions could be different when people were observing their pictures. I tried not to be directive by transcribing the depth and the emotion spread by this photographic exchange.