New Reading Portraits

I am interested in “history”. It is always told by someone, sometimes it is a myth, a story or an anecdote. Photography allows me to sound out the personalities and their environments and recreate stories. I try to make models look like the Buddhas, the primitive gods or heroes.

I realize a project “New Reading Portraits” since 2003. This project is a portrait of society through personal stories. I photograph a variety of people who respond to my ad on the internet, on a poster, etc.. I photograph them at home or at work. I am interested in the person and his life. Before the shooting, I communicate and discover their world.
-What are they doing in life?
-In what parts do they live?
-What are his passions?
After these exchanges and dialogues, I compose the picture. I amplify these stories with my sensitivity and my imagination. I explain their inside in a picture with objects visible. This project is not only private but also public, because I would like to see a multitude of lives in the 21st century and offer a work to discover the diversity of people in the 21st century. For that, over time, this work becomes a set of representative pictures to discover the life and diversity of the people of that time.

Mami Kiyoshi

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