Last year I spent one month in Brussels. All I did was wandering and taking photographs.
I shot about 20 rolls of film with an old konica and a 50 mm lens… (Nathanaël Fournier)
Q&A with Nathanaël Fournier
Photography is my best excuse for not having a full-time job. It allows me to walk on the streets all the day, to loose myself in big cities, to meet people, to have a talk with anyone in any place.
Photography and writing…
I’m a photographer because I’m not a writer. I’m a great reader. I can’t remember where i heard that: “You can’t make great photographs without great readings”.
Who left the biggest impression on you?
When I started to take photographs, I didn’t even know who Cartier-Bresson was! I was interested in cinema and painting. Basquiat, Zao Wou-Ki, graffiti artists, Toulouse-Lautrec and many more. Nowadays I spend too much time watching “street-photographers” on the Internet. Just a few are really good. I still prefer the ones I discovered thanks to photo books: Harry Gruyaert, Boubat, Willy Ronis, André Kertész, Riboud, Vanden Eeckhoudt, Saul Leiter and some others I forget while writing this.
Tell us a little about yourself
I have nothing more to say.