PHOTO JOUNRAL // Frederic Agius - South France

January 18th, 2021 // Interviewer: Shane Allen // Photography

What moments are you trying to capture?

When I am underwater, I try to capture common moments of life, I take pics of friends in authenticity. A Sunday afternoon at the beach for example. I think I do the same thing when I am not underwater, I try to catch the peoples I love and times that I want to immortalize.

Are you looking for anything specific when taking photos?

Yes I try to expose how I see reality or in a better words, how I wish the reality would be. What I search for above all, is good lighting and good shadows.

What makes the city you’re shooting so beautiful?

I love the mix of things and people, I always have a camera with me so its not hard to find things to shoot. I just have to take it out of my bag. I learned to trust in myself, if I consider something beautiful, I take picture of it. I try to seize opportunities and there are plenty of them in Paris.

What’s the best memory you have with your camera?

It was with my Nikons 5 on Fuerteventura, I was on the water to take pictures of my friends surfing and I see a wave with the perfect light through it, I had to take a photo of this magic moment. Right after I took it, I got stirred by the wave like I was in a washing machine, but with a smile from the mission completed.

Do you remember how you got your first camera?

Yes, I remember this very well ! It was in 2014, I walked around a flea market and I saw a canon AE1 (I still use it). I bought it initially as decoration in my room. I reminded me of my childhood, it was my father’s camera in the 90’s.

Was there ever a photo that got away?

So many, I always feel this sense of frustration because of it and I have to live with this.

Photographer :Frederic Agius