For this project, I wanted to stay as authentic as possible. No retouching, no burst shooting, no glamorous studio artifacts: a photographer in tune with a human struggling with an nutritional disorder during the pandemic.
The instant polaroid seemed obvious to me.
I took out my 8x10 Sinar camera from my suitcases and searched the web for the last 7 boxes of 8x10 Polaroids….
A support that would limit me to 7 shots per character due to the extremely limited stock; a support that would give me no certainty, placing me in the same fragile space as my characters.
The cliché would bear the real scars of a simple chemical reaction, a stubborn and unpredictable burden such as the affliction that afflicts these young people.
I don't know if this all makes sense, the pictures will speak for themselves
CLIENT Aneb • TITLE Pandemic • AGENCY Cossette, Canada • PHOTOGRAPHER Olivier Staub • PRODUCER Celine Ceillier • PRODUCTION Les Enfants • CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sonia Girouard • ART DIRECTOR Jasmin Brochu
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