My 2 ‘Coups de Cœur’ at Paris Photo 2018

For the 22nd edition of paris photo, 168 international galeries and 31 editors are united under the Nave of Le Grand Palais from the 8th to the 11th of November.


In total 887 artists are exhibited but I would like to focus on my two ‘Coups de Coeur’ YOU MUST discover.


Daniëlle Van Zadelhoff in the space of the Project 2.0 Gallery from the Netherlands with her Precious Silence.

‘Beauty is in everyone and imperfections are parts of it.’ is her answer when I asked her who her modeles were.

As masters of the Dutch Golden Age Paintings like Vermeer, Rembrandt or Honthorst, she shows her great skill with her exquisit technique and choice of light and color.

The souls arise to take your breath away in mystical contemplation.


Sayuki Inoue in the space of Nap Gallery from Japan with her I can’t recall my first light.

She captures the eyes of her grandfather as he slowly lost his ability to talk and as the last way to communicate with him.

‘Day by day, as if he was being freed from his burdens, his eyes became clearer and more beautiful, only reflecting light that he could no longer see.’

Her curiosity took her to taking pictures of the first light in newborns eyes.

This series is a masterpiece about how light burns bright, kindles and illuminates our souls as we live.

‘Fiat lux’ (Let there be light) Genesis 1:3


Reminder : The word “photography” was created from the greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.