Entry Title: "24mm Parabellum"
Name: Christophe Debon , France
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Portrait|Portrait_P, Non-Professional
Entry Description: When someone or something captures my attention, I take the shot, without even thinking about it. No careful consideration of framing or composition. It’s pure instinct. I like to see the improbable emerge from humdrum daily life and grab hold of me. Just like I might grab an unsuspecting crab, and look it in the eyes and wonder what it’s thinking. "What a bizarre creature," is what the crab is thinking… It’s all about point of view.
I approach things from a broad point of view, a wide angle. The 24mm lens forces a true encounter with my subject. This is no longer observation, or the voyeurism of a distant photographer, but a quasi-terroristic approach. A holdup! “Is that what you’re like? Just there, yes, and…it’s a wrap.”
Now you’ll be a part of my cabinet of curiosities.