Interview with Sylvain Biard
I’m a freelance videographer and editor from Paris. Sometimes photographer when it’s needed. I studied cinema and made my first framings with a video camera. I use to film inline skating with my friends. This is when I started spending time outside in the streets. My interest for photography came slowly in my life after my interest for movies and now without realizing it it’s all around me.
Everywhere I don’t expect. Where colors are. Where I shouldn’t be. In front of my door after a day walking in Paris. Far away from home.
When I don’t expect it. When I’m not shooting street photography. When it’s time to go home. When I don’t have my camera with me. When I’m thinking of something else. When it’s too late.
I only know what I’m looking for when I see it. imprints, marks and traces of human presence. evidences of absence. obviousness. Details. Colors.
To remember how places look like. To remember how things change. To remember how people are. To remember who I was. To tell myself : I was there. To go back there. As a link between time and space, photography is a soft medicine against my fear of time passing and emptiness.