Lili, 2014

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The Secret Of The Machines - Without your space helmet

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Good Times - Without your space helmet


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Anonymous asked:

Hey Alex! do you ever face lacks of inspiration and doubt? If so how do you overcome that? Thank you!

A

Hey there

Of course I do, and quite too often to be honest. But take me to where good light is and it will vanish magically.
Seriously, I’m specially interested in how inspiration works. I study its mechanism and the more I do that the more I can overcome it. 
Doubt is absolutely necessary. It’s the fuel of good work, as much as inspiration is. Doubt is a very strong and perpetual feeling, specially when I’m not shooting (before, when I’m getting ready to shoot, and after, while editing and sequencing the work.)

Kastelokampos, Greece - July 2014 

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Sidonie, Sark island, 2014.

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Burma, 2012 
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Sidonie & Lili, Aug. 2014

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selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.
Alex 
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(Photos : Alex Cretey Systermans, 2014)Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week.  selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.
Alex 
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(Photos : Alex Cretey Systermans, 2014)Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week.  selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.
Alex 
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(Photos : Alex Cretey Systermans, 2014)Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week.  selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.
Alex 
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(Photos : Alex Cretey Systermans, 2014)Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week.  selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.
Alex 
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(Photos : Alex Cretey Systermans, 2014)Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week. 

selektormagazine:

For my last post, some pictures of mine from last summer. 


Thanks for following me on this Selektor Magazine takeover, everyone. Thank you Loic for letting me steer the boat.

I hope you liked it. It was real fun for me.

Alex 

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Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor takeover week. 

Q

tumultes asked:

Bonjour Alex,Quel regard pose ta famille sur tes photos, selon les générations ? Est-ce qu'il y a, par exemple, une "fonction" de mémoire pour certains (chez les personnes les plus âgées) ou une "fonction" liée au pouvoir d'imagination, comme dans un conte, chez les plus jeunes ? Merci. Jérôme

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selektormagazine:

Bonjour Jérôme

Merci pour ta question !
J’imagine que tu fais référence à mon travail sur le familier, à ces images saisies dans mon univers familial.
Bonne question car cet ensemble n’est pas à proprement parler, un album de famille.
Je pense que leur fonction de mémoire peut devenir tangible avec le temps. et ces images auront peut-être un jour cette fonction, dans ma propre famille. Je ne suis pas contre cela, mais il s’agit plutôt d’étudier ici les mécanismes de la mémoire, de la nostalgie et de l’inspiration dans un univers très familier. Pour l’instant, dans ma propre famille, toutes générations confondues, cette pratique n’y est vue que comme une drôle d’habitude, où je suis dans mon rôle de faiseur d’images obsessionnel . C’est pourquoi je pense que ces images ont donc plus une “fonction”, effectivement, liée au pouvoir d’imagination, d’ailleurs plus pour le reste du monde que pour ma propre famille, qui elle aussi, s’y trouve sans doute confrontée à elle-même. (Cet univers lui étant, évidemment, aussi familier qu’à moi même). Il arrive d’ailleurs aussi que ma famille ne s’y reconnaisse pas du tout, qu’elle soit surprise, ce qui représente alors pour moi une forme de succès, ou l’album de famille disparaît vraiment pour devenir une forme un peu plus imaginaire.


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Anonymous asked:

Hi Alex. What are your top 10 favorite photobooks ?

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selektormagazine:

Hi Anonymous

My top favorite photobooks list somehow changes every month.
So today I’ll just drop my current top favorite list of the moment from my own photobook collection :

American Prospect by Joel Sternfeld  :

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Jean Luc Mylaine (Untitled monography) - by Jean Luc Mylaine:

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Greater Atlanta by Mark Steinmetz :
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Summertime by Mark Steinmetz :
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The British Landscape by John Davies : 
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The world from my front porch by Larry Towel :
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Family Business by Mitch Epstein:
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Sleeping by the Missisipi by Alec Soth :
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A story book life by Philip-Lorca di Corcia  :
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Cui Cui by Rinko Kawautchi  :
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Ama by Ninna Poppe:

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Lick Creek Line by Ron Jude :
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OMG the list is already 12 !
Do I need to stop here already ?


Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor Magazine takeover week. 

Q

mikeysphotoblog asked:

Hello Alex, love your work it's very awesome. What inspires you to make a photo? Is there certain feeling you try to create or is it spontaneous? In photography what have you learned about yourself? Thank you!! Selektor for the opportunity and Alex for your time.

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selektormagazine:

Hello Miguel

Thanks so much for the nice words.
Man I need to write an essay to answer all these questions properly !
To make it short, it’s all about the attraction toward an alchemy between a light, a scene, a moment. This attraction is always spontaneous but this spontaneity always  happens in a given agenda, driven by the body of works I’m at this moment. 
I have no idea what I have learned about myself with photography, but I learn everyday from the people I meet thanks to photography.

Alex

Alex Cretey Systermans Selektor Magazine takeover week.