This fall, New York was shaken by an earthquake, a hurricane (Irene) but also by the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Time flies and sometimes for the best.
That Sunday felt like a final touch: a last glance behind, a last tear and prayer and a strong move forward.
For that occasion, I was contacted by Didier de Fays of photographie.com to cover the event for his Magazine 24h. The concept is too assign 12 photographers around the planet to shoot one single event for 24h. The 2011 subject was off course "9/11 - 10 years after" and I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot what I know best: rooftops!
I spent 24h hours meeting new yorkers who had witnessed the tragedy from their rooftops 10 years ago and accepted to go back there with me and share their stories. It was an incredibly reach and warm experience (exhausting too!). Thanks to everyone who participated and helped me build this unique rooftop story.
You can see more of my and other photographers work on 24h.com
I can't wait for the snow to fall to go and shoot snowmen!
This is ungoing project that I am shooting exclusively in the 5 borrows of New York. I am looking into making a book from the large collection of rooftop images that I gathered in 3 years.
Wait and see... !