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Photography by Fabien Vilrus

Apr 05, 2016

Fabien is a talented French photographer from Reunion Island. His poetic images are both, thoughtful and playful, a unique and ironic ambiguity that makes them highly attractive and prone to multiple interpretations. Following we present the interview we had with Fabien: am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Could you please introduce yourself for us? FV- My name is Fabien Vilrus and I’m from Reunion island. I studied advertising and for now I’ve decided to take time to work on my photography. am - How did you start in photography? FV- I’ve always liked trying different creative mediums since my childhood and photography was part of it. When I was in high school, I bought a digital camera and took a few pictures but I quickly felt bored with it. Everything really started last year when I used a film camera for the first time. Since that day, photography imposed itself quite naturally in my life. am - What inspires your work? FV - I guess it’s a bunch of many different things, like work from other artists, music, books, movies, my own experiences, etc. I can’t really point the finger at a specific source. am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists? FV - I’ve discovered photography with Flickr and I used to follow the work of many great people there. But I recently started to have a look outside the platform and I’ve been completely amazed by some photographers like Harley Weir, Ryan Mc Ginley or Neil Krug. am - How would you describe your visual language? FV - Poetic am - What are 5 things you could absolutely not live without? FV - Family, good friends, love, great stories and Hairbo’s. am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go? FV - I would say LA, the vibe seems so nice there! am - Favourite songs / bands at the moment? FV - At the moment mainly Beach House, Blood Orange, Jai Paul and Cesaria Evora. am - What’s your favourite movie? FV - I love too much movies to quote just one! But the Ron Fricke’s documentaries: Baraka and Samsara are easily one of the most powerful things I ever seen, they’re true masterpieces. am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.

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