Remember a time without deadlines, rent to pay and wardrobe crises. Paris based photographer Jerome Siran’s blog takes us on a homeward journey to the seventies – we interview him.
The age of polaroid innocence
Taking a look at Jerome Siran’s summer-soaked images is like being introduced to your loved one’s parents. Sitting on the sofa you enter a world that is unseen, personal, rarely glimpsed until you end, seeing that person in a whole new light. Swide caught up with Jerome from his Parisian studio and interviewed him about his work.
Describing himself as a photographer because he doesn’t have “the shoulder” to make a film, Jerome B first became a photographer when his mother found a Nikon FE2 camera. (He’d like to underline he’s 100% convinced she didn’t steal it may we add).
Shifting disciplines from film to photography when he realised it was actually “quite nice to be paid to capture people”, Jerome explained to Swide that in order to create a portrait for somebody it’s necessary to “get into your subject, seduce him or her and yet be trusted”. Seduce and trust – not two words that may we add often work well together.
Jerome’s “raison sociale” is work that he describes as “entre nous” translated as “between us”. His dream is to see modern/retro family movies and family pictures as works of art included in prestigious art collections as ancient family paintings are exhibited today in the Louvre or Orsay museums.
Jerome likes www.ben-vautier.com.
Take a closer look at Jerome’s work at jerome.siran.free.fr.
If the above images have revived your creative urges – Polaroid has just released a new style polaroid camera – the Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer which literally allows you to print your images instantly without the need to connect to a printer.
Source & Photo credit: Jerome Siran
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