We - Morgan Maccari, Remy Clémente, Ben Sandler – apply equal energy on our projects in order to get the job done successfully. We each have different skills which, combined together, allows us to work on various creative concepts.
Morgan and Rémy are in charge of the AD and Ben, as a photographer and director, is focused on visual production. Starting from one concept, Remy makes a detailed design piece while Morgan works on shaping it by the research of materials and production solutions. Ben participates on the production aspect, and turns the concept into visual storytelling.
First of all, we want to ensur each project is challenging for us. Then, make sure each project is part of our constant evolution. Lastly, always experiment with new material applications.
For us, the city is like a huge playground that offers endless possibilities for design and architecture. We pay considerable attention to our environment and its surprising details. Nightlife and urban culture are closely linked. We appreciate how the night makes the city so mysterious on the one hand, and, with its lights, highlights obvious details on the other hand.
We grew up in a world where media and screens have a substantial importance to many of its citizens. Modern societies have learned to catch the audience’s attention by using intellectual short cuts. Those processes progressively made the signs and images very attractive to us as a new fast (albeit lazy) way to communicate. We wanted to reuse them in a poetic way by sticking antique Japanese quotations on our images.
We worked with different lighting for this series. It’s all part of the narrative: our character evolves in various universes, from interior light to the city’s luminous saturation and the soft light of midnight. Each of these states embodies the contrasts of the city.
Fishmans, by Uchu Nippon Setagaya (1998).