Like a founding ritual, every summer, filled with the cuckoo’s cry and the buzzing of the fly behind the glass. Black fingertips of blueberries. The distant scent of wild rosemary. The days in the nature and landscape of my childhood, all those reminiscences that my daughter recalls.
The series Ile d’Enfance is about childhood and identity. From the child’s point of view, and from my own memories. I work this series partly in a calm way and partly spontaneously depending on the situation. As a photographer and mother, I follow and share my daughter’s development, the events of everyday life, the legs that hurt when she grows up, the impatience of her grandmother’s visit or the death of the cat, everything that awakens my memories and that has inspired my photographs in recent years.
The images are composed partly in Finland, on an island we go to every August. Maybe this island has become all Finland for my daughter, in any case granite and the power of nature are all around her during these stays. Another part of the images is composed where we live all year round in France. Places are not so important in themselves, but when you belong to two nations It is this place, this identity that I am looking for in this series of images.