The story of Yannick

Tell our readers about yourself.

I am a French photographer, trained in advertising photography at the end of the 90s. Today I am based in the south of France, and I work as a freelance for advertising, mainly in the fashion field, but I also do a lot of portraits.

How do you keep yourself motivated and inspired as a photographer?

I like the idea that a photo is a view of the mind that belongs only to the one who is making it. A way of seeing things, a perspective, a point of view. Also a way to embellish reality if not to show it with its own state of mind, and I like to share this idea that my reality is not completely that of others. This is true in all the photos, and I try to show it with my portraits or my fashion photos. Inspiration comes from life, from the people you meet, but also from the work of other photographers. Social networks are an inexhaustible source of inspiration!

You absolutely have to stay yourself, and move forward on your own path, there will always be unhappy people, who will not like your work, or who will have easy and unconstructive criticism…”

Do you worry about what others think about your work?

I don’t care at all.Even though I spend a little time checking my Instagram account to see if my followers are happy to see my photos. You absolutely have to stay yourself, and move forward on your own path, there will always be unhappy people, who will not like your work, or who will have easy and unconstructive criticism, but the important thing is to remain yourself and to assume its difference.

What are your goals for this year, and how are you going to achieve them?

Survive the economic crisis that will happen, as a photographer it’s already complicated.

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