Sometimes music, cinema or books make you travel... sometimes it's photography. And this time it's Cléo-Nikita Thomasson taking us to Greece via her analog camera.
Enjoy your holidays to the Mediterranean!
What did you want to make people feel with this project?
I wish they could feel the warm wind of the Cyclades and feel the love that inspired me at 17 years. What a joy to walk barefoot on the roads of Greece accompanied by a dog, my sister and friends. This series is a carefree look at the simple search of the sun and the blue of the Mediterranean.
Which song would you choose to represent this collection?
A lot of music is mixed with this journey, Greek music is always present. I was lucky enough to go with a violinist who played every night facing the sea to rock us on the rocks.
How would you define your style?
I define myself in the frankness and simplicity of the moment. For my travel diaries I observe what is around me and with naturalness, I photograph without thinking. It is also a definition of travel. It was a time spent or my youth, playing with my way of photographing, in a light and instinctive way.
Analog or digital? Why?
Analog. I prefer the film to the memory card. But I'm starting to go digital.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration in time, it is partly because of it that I photograph, surely because of the fear. Also in the cinema that I am passionate about, in the music that accompanies me every day, books, drawing, painting. And nowadays Internet also, since it is in front of our eyes in real time.