Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker

I started to photograph its streets and people as soon as I moved there, and kept photographing for years. Photographing people, above all, was what I found meaningful. Although the photographs hardly depict the city, I find they convey the sensation that I had, walking the streets of Belleville: A mixture of beauty and decay, of joyful moments and sadness, the warm feeling of light and the bitter sweet sensation that one can experience walking around all day, searching for a stranger’s eyes.

Thomas Boivin

Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog
© Thomas Boivin by courtesy of Stanley/Barker
Thomas Boivin - Belleville - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: Belleville by Thomas Boivin published by Stanley/Barker in April 2022 | Pages: 100 | Cover: Flexibound / Dust jacket | Size: 275x225mm | ISBN: 978-1-913288-39-6 | Price: £40 / €49 / $54. Available here.


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Born in 1983, graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, Thomas Boivin lives and works in Paris. His work is notably found in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in the Neuflize OBC collection, The Bachelot Collection, the Fondation A Stichting and the art fund Fond d’Art Contemporain – Paris Collection.

Exhibition: Thomas Boivin, Fragments at the gallery Les Douches in Paris  ( May 11 to July 23, 2022)

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