Thursday, October 12, 2017

Contemplating the idea of changing a thing or two in my approach to pop music

I realized the other today that I had been swallowing men's complaining or bragging (which is the only the other side of the same coin) almost all my life. And I am not only talking about friends, lovers, colleagues or relatives but singers in bands. This was pretty prevalent in my twenties during the 90's. Listen to Genesis, Tribe Called Quest, Nirvana or Jeff Buckley, Rage Against The Machine, all the stuff I so adored tune in to, and you'll see what I mean. What does it say about me?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Rekindling romance in old friendships

I have spent a wonderful evening with my college (and even primary school!) friends. It started at 7pm and ended at 3am in a nightclub. It felt like I had been waiting for that reunion without even knowing it.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I finished the first draft!

Yes! Goodie girl, you got to pat yourself on the shoulder for that! Two months of hardcore work are now completed. It's still pretty flawed but at least I have my damn short fiction movie written in full dialogued version. Finally! Time for a good night sleep and then proofreading! Can't wait!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Un beau dimanche

J'ai rien à raconter (ou presque) aujourd'hui, malgré cette semaine riche en couleurs. J'ai juste envie de poster cette photographie de mon amie Manu, prise ce dimanche à la sauvette sur les rives de l'Arve.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Full moon

This full moon is like a midnight sun. It has illuminated my night and I am today as never before.

Monday, June 5, 2017

An evening at Bongo Joe Records

What you see below are the photographs I took before filming a concert at Bongo Joe Records, one of my favorite place downtown. If you're curious to know who was performing that day, check this link on my website. It's been a blast attending this long-awaited show and working and sharing what I love the most (music) with people I deeply fond.

After months of rollercoaster moods, I feel quite indifferent these days and I have to say it is doing me good. I could probably spend the rest of my life cultivating this sense of detachment, simply observing events as they unfold without resisting them. But my life is also meant to be experienced while I am emotionally attached. Making films, taking pictures is about standing somewhere in-between.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Goélands des villes !

Cette nuit, les petits monstres à pattes jaunes sur le toit de mon immeuble ont remis ça. Qu'est-ce qu'ils crient ! Et depuis qu'ils ont des petits, c'est pire. Cela m'a empêché de fermer l'oeil pendant un bon moment. Quitte à ne pas dormir, je me suis lancée le défi de les enregistrer dans la cour, un de ces jours.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wearing glasses... and seeing more clearly!

My eyesight has weakened pretty significantly lately. Not only did I have to wear my old glasses again to work on the computer but I missed some important appointments the other day as well, simply because I couldn't read the hour properly. I am getting older and so is my cristalline lens and it feels weird. Sigh.

Every time I get slowed down, like I was this week, I get some sort of revelation about something. It just occurred to me that there is a direct link between how people treat me and how I perceive myself. So, I should stop attracting situations that cause me to have to defend and explain myself and therefore start to be very nice with myself. Does this make sense to you?

Me and my me on a selfie at 1:00am

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Sankofa is a bird which appears frequently in Ghana traditional art and translates as "go back and get it", or in other words "learn from your mistakes". I went to a fair in Parc Barton two weeks ago and bought a necklace and pendant with this exact symbol. I believe this is spot-on.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Arles 1888

La cour du 24 à l'Ilot 13 et ses apparitions magiques...
Philippe, mon voisin de pallier, prend le soleil sur le pas de porte de son atelier. Je lui dit "Oh, Van Gogh, fin du 19e !" mais il s'offusque un peu parce qu'il se voyait pas si vieux.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Duel !

On se croirait parfois dans un western avec Olivier. C'est à celui qui photographiera l'autre en premier. Aujourd'hui, il est arrivé équipé à notre rendez-vous au Café Gavroche. Je n'avais que mon très nunuche téléphone portable mais j'ai quand même répliqué. Heureusement qu'il y avait une belle lumière. Voilà ce que ça a donné :