Le Cap Martin

The photo book “Le Cap Martin” is a project that aims to showcase photographs of a particular city in the South of France named Roquebrune Cap Martin. Throughout this project, I personally aim to develop my knowledge in terms of digital photography, printing method and book binding. I expect to challenge myself through this project to explore this knowledge in-depth in the creation of a photo book.

Being born and raised in France was always something I would be proud of, especially when I could consider it as my home. However, as much as travelling around helped me open my mind and my understanding of other culture, it also allowed me to reflect on the importance of my roots and my origins. Indeed, each place we have been help us remember who we are and help us forge our identity. As I went back last Christmas I decided to record my trip and transform it into a personal project that would always remind me later on of that place. Thus, this project aims to explore the representation of escapism and memories of my childhood through a series of photographs representing the town and the house where I spent my holiday with my  family in the French Riviera.

The book displays in a narrative, near-documentary form about the life and architecture of this small town in the French Riviera, located between Nice and the Italian border. The small town architecture is a reference in the history of Modern Architecture, which regroups various historical monuments classified under UNESCO Heritage sites. The architecture styles vary between colourful and Haussmannien buildings, which are also influenced by Italian lifestyle and culture. I spent most of my childhood here with my grandparents and my family. This trip to Le Cap Martin and the house was really nostalgic, as I didn’t have the chance to visit for over four years. The book opens with coastal views, colourful and elegant buildings and lively interactions of its citizens. It then goes on to focus on a personal view of my childhood house. I aim to bring the viewer on a story telling journey, recording the boat quay, interior design of my grandparent’s house, sea side restaurant, with as much care as I record the sea and the details of the surrounding landscapes.

Le Cap Martin

Photo Book

Le Cap Martin

Photo Book

Le Cap Martin

Photo Book

Le Cap Martin

Photo Book

Le Cap MArtin

Photo Book