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Visual Q&A: Benoît Rousseau


Photographer Benoît Rousseau’s mantra is simple yet powerful: “I shoot strangers in a game where the French street photographer loses more often than he wins. I'm just trying to show you the city I really love.”

Rousseau discovered photography in 2008 and instantly decided to make it his life’s work – enjoy this visual interview which showcases his passionate documentation of Paris:

1. Who are you?

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2. Why photography?

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3. What is your trademark photographic style?

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4. What truly inspires you?

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5. Where do you go when you close your eyes?

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6. Where is home for you?

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7. How would you describe your lifestyle?

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8. What makes a great shot?

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9. How do you view the world?

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10. What is an important lesson you have learned?

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Interested in a French affair? Visit Rousseau’s website and follow him on Facebook for updates that deserve a place in your newfeed. 

Written by Matthew Rycroft

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