Discover the artists behind the books
Self-portrait, Yemen, 1987
My daughter Sasha’s braid from when she was a child, pinned in a glassbox
Claudine Doury (b.1959) lives and works in Paris, France
– Home and studio — together or apart?
I don’t have a separate space for my studio. I use a room in my apartment to store my negatives, prints and scanners. I also have a big wooden table on which I do all my editings.
– Do you have any daily rituals?
I always start the day with a yoga session.
– What is the first art book you remember?
Robert Frank’s “The Americans”, which was a true revelation.
– What is your studio/creative soundtrack?
I don’t listen to music when I work. When I listen to music, it takes over everything. And when I do, it’s Bach. Sometimes, I also listen to Patti Smith, Christine and the Queens and others to dance at home.
– What is the favourite thing you have in your studio?
My daughter Sasha’s braid from when she was a child, pinned in a glass box.
– Did you always want to be an artist?
I figured out early on that photography was the right means of expression for me.
– What does a free day look like?
It’s simply boring.
This is why I decided to become a photographer. So that I will never be bored again.