Portrait of Orie, Tokyo, Japan.
I was born and raised in Paris, France. After graduating in graphic design, I moved to New York City to pursue my passion and study documentary photography at the International Center of photography. After ICP, I have been assisting photographers Donna Ferrato and Jonathan Torgovnik, and I interned as a photographer for The New York Times for 6 months. I am often attracted by what repulses or scares others. I like misfits, outcasts, eccentrics, those who do not fit in the norms. Although I look quite normal and common, I identify in a way with those who do not fit in society. I am attracted by the abnormal, nonetheless I try not to be stereotypical when representing them. I want to be as true as possible to what they are. For that reason, I have been documenting a number of subcultures. I am currently living in New York City, working on the project as well as freelancing for clients such as The New York Times. AWARDS/EXHIBITIONS- Getty Images Editorial Grant 2010; Lucie Scholarship 2010; PDN Photo Annual winner; Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism - Hannover, Germany; Gallery I/D, Miami - RISE: New Works by New Artists; Powerhouse Arena - Humankind; Project Basho, Philadelphia - ONWARD 11.