He just completed and edited a project started in 2008. It’s called “Everyday life’s value”.
In 2008 he spent 6 months working in a restaurant then in a library. He was saving money to buy his first Leica camera. These photos are from the following 2 years of making photography on the streets of a few French cities including Paris, Toulouse and his hometown Lille. After moving from Lille to the South of France he decided to wander with his backpack and his camera from town to town. One day he felt asleep on a train to Perpignan. he was on his way to take part in VisaOff photofestival and to exhibit some of theses photographs.
When he woke up all his stuff were stolen. Not any money, i-d card or camera left !! Then he went to Corsica and lived in a hut and he didn’t take a single photo for months. The name of this project comes from a quote on a poster that we can read on the “Camus . Toulouse” photo. It is written “Donnons de la valeur au quotidien”: Let’s give value to the everyday life.
About Nathanaël Fournier
Nathanaël Fournier is a French 35 year-old photographer. Living between France, Corsica and Belgium with his dog and his film cameras, he’s looking for street scenes and everyday live’s value.