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23 April 2020

A little bit more about me…

portrait sandy cluzaud

Here a little bit more about me. I’ve been thinking for months about how I should feed my blog. But here’s the thing, it’s easier said than done. What could I possibly talk about? What would you like to read? Then of course, I can talk about my great clients and the photo shoots I do with them, but then again, I’m stuck. Where do I start? Will these sessions that I find beautiful, touching, moving… have the same impact on you?

Finally, why don’t we start with an article in which I tell you a little bit about myself. Let you know who I am, what I do and why I do it.

That’s where it all comes from.

So, I’m Sandy, a girl who asks herself a lot (too much) of questions as you can see above. And as you probably understood from my website, I’m a photographer and filmmaker.

I have this taste for my parents’ image. Because, my mom immortalized all our family life moments with her camera and my dad with a video. I have photos, but mostly videos of me since I was a little girl. The very first video of me is a still shot that my dad made of me lying in a baby-basket the day I left the maternity ward. This shot lasts 5 minutes with small hesitant zooms that come closer to my face.

I first discovered these images when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My dad had compiled all these moments of life of a baby discovering the world from the moment I am seen in this bassinet to the whimsical crying at the age of 2-3 years old, or when I give a bottle to my little brother. They then put all these little moments together on a VHS tape. And then, after my Disney collection, I think it’s my favorite videotape. I loved it and I love to watch it.

This culture of images and memories has been a part of me since I was a little girl. Because I love to go back to the photo albums, to the videos to see people again, to see what my parents looked like, how my grandparents were dressed, what we celebrated or just to see the faces of those who are no longer there…

I want to make you feel the emotions.

Finally, the feeling I get when I discover where to rediscover these images is always the same; joy mixed with beautiful nostalgia. This feeling of pausing in time and returning to the past at a precise moment gives me something comforting.

That’s what I want to bring to life for everyone who passes my goal. So, in a few years, I hope that this photo or this piece of video that I will have taken of them will remind them of a good moment, will make them feel emotions.

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