Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

Anne-Sophie Landou is a 27 yo French girl, based in Marseille. She was born in Toulon and She has Corsican roots, a real Mediterranean product.

 

“What you should know about me and how photography saved my life.

Words are my first love, but I have always been fascinated with images (movies, magazines, painting etc…). I grabbed a camera ‘for fun’ when I was a teen, I used to play with disposable cameras and I borrowed my parent’s first digital camera, a little Olympus when I was 14. In my head I wasn’t even ‘taking pictures’.

Photography became serious to me in high school when I got sick. I suffer from anxiety and chronic depression. For a year, I took intimate pictures of my closest friends, pictures of my family, of my dog, a lot of self portraits, and it literally saved me. Then I got in law school (!), I don’t know why! Well, I have a law degree in economic law but the camera never left me.

I’m not currently able to work; I shoot every day though. Digital, analog, reflex, compact, smart phone, whatever the medium is, ONLY IMAGES MATTER TO ME.

It’s an instinctive process, I never think in terms of ‘series’ or ‘concept’. I shoot what I see, what moves me, beauty in the ugly, a dog, a reflection, bathrooms…”

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

“I happened to be a lot at home those last three years. Shooting my nest, which was also kind of a prison, freed me and helped me a lot. I still shoot a lot of indoors, including my friend’s and family’s. These homes, where life actually happens, are to me the most poetic portraits you can get from a person.

I don’t picture myself as a ‘street photographer’ or a ‘conceptual photographer’, neither an ‘intimacy photographer’; I just shoot. I’ve been using flash a lot lately, it’s so raw, it’s like the camera is screaming.

Photography is a lifestyle. I also curate few groups on Flickr, and I almost enjoy it as much as taking pictures.”

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

PHROOM Anne Sophie Landou

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