Why the name ‘Irréversible’ for your book?
I love and hate this idea of irreversibility. There is something sublime and terrifying in this title. Beauty, love, encounters… I am very lucky to have experienced them. There is a lot of tenderness and poetry in this fixed memory in the format of a picture. It does not leave us indifferent and awakens in us the nostalgia of our own body, of our first lived or fantasized intimacies. These photographs are the story of these past and present encounters. Irréversible is an ode to the beauty of bodies and lost illusions.
So we see different encounters through the pages of your book. What are the stories behind these photos?
Each photograph marks a specific experience in my life. It could be a story, a place, or even a feeling. In the end, these photographs are quite intimate. Through ‘Irréversible’ I wanted to share unprecedented images that are linked to my lovers and my friends who have been close to me for so many years.
This book is also dedicated to my friend Jocelyn Quivrin (french actor) who died so young. There are three photos of him included in this collection, for me it was important to pay tribute to him. As you see, this book is very personal, there are even two pictures of me when I was 17 and 23.