The DPF Show Story
Once upon a time there was a man with a cardboard under his arm who was for the first time pushing the doors of a large commercial photography studio It was none else than Philippe Durand, a well known artist from Saint Etienne to whom my big boss, a knowledgeable businessman but nevertheless an art lover equally adept, offered a "carton"* for its next exhibition ( *a invitation card for those who are not used to devore the buffets during the exhibition vernissage ).
About the cardboard, what's inside ? I took a look inside and discovered a lot of small, odd objects, colorful and playful. The artist then took out these little things under my astonished gaze, like a child in front of his presents at the foot of the christmas fir.These crazy little things were tv sets, really small tv sets whith a whole lot of stuffs around and inside.Then Philippe and i decided which one of these marvalous tv would be the shooting star and most of all the graphism of the picture.
We opted for a pink background with stickers on, sic ! Never mind, we chose the date the photo will be taken. But the night before the shooting,i was thinking to my self that the idea of the stickers on a pink background was nul. The work of Philippe deserved much better. So i changed my mind and worked a large part of the night, drawing, painting, cutting out in order to design a small set which i whished beautifull enough for these charming objects.This is how Prozac TV borned
The D day, i was shooting the final version when Philippe came. He was astonished but found this really great. He had never expected such a picture and was really pleased. To thank me, he offered me one of these mini tv set. You know what, i designed another set and took a picture of the gift he made to me ! Campagne TV was in the box.Then he came back a few days later with a bigger cardbroad under his arm, puted it in front of me : "have fun boy !" This is how things took place and the DPF Show begun. The TV programm was on
It took me a long time to take all these photographs but it has been such a real pleasure. I took his "babies" to make my "children" and I find that we have today a nice little family.