To photograph a dancer within his zone of creativity is to gain access to a part of himself that he would reveal in no other context, a vulnerable part, without games or social roles. Beyond on-stage shots, I like to sneak backstage in order to capture moments of intense happiness, stress and warm-up. Being myself a ballet, contemporary and tap dancer, I like to see the bodies evolve in the air and on the ground. This expertise allows me to anticipate the artist’s moves and to trigger at the optimal moment. I love to grasp the intensity in the gesture but also in the eyes of the dancer.

“Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck.” — John Stuart Mill