Initial shots of Japanese tatoos, first inspirations.
My first tatoo, Storyboard, Manuscript, Beginning of the project "IREZUMI".
Meeting with tatoo artist "Horisei" Bernard Soufflet.
Initiation to the networks of Parisian tatoo artists and their historical rivalries.
Support of the "IREZUMI" project by Charles Hassler.
Silence of the Art galleries.
Submission (rejected) of the 1st application for a subsidy by SCAM (Civil Society of Multimedia Authors).
Meeting and support of the "IREZUMI" project by Raphaëlle Marcadal.
The "IREZUMI" project is henceforth called "HORIMONO, Ink in the Shell".
Team member at Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing's Photo 12 Agency.
Total silence from patrons of the arts, sponsors, investors, funds...
Submission of the 2nd application for a subsidy by SCAM (rejected).
Self-financing of the project, private financial support, crowdfunding through Ulule.
Tsunami and nuclear accident in Fukushima.
Rush departure for Nishinomiya, support from Thierry Wauquier, the tatoo artist Shinryu and from the Yamane family.
Total indifference from galleries and agencies with regard to the photographs taken in Japan.
Bewilderment upon attending the projection of "IREZUMI," a film subsidized by SCAM.
Exhibition on tatoos held at the Quai Branly Museum that completely excluded a figure of world renown among tatoo artists, Bernard Soufflet, as well as his entourage.
Storyline of a sci-fi feature film was written during the trip to Japan. Not everything has been revealed to the SCAM.
To be continued...