Fabrice Hébert • Hiroshima & Tokyo
Please introduce yourself: what’s your name, where are you from, what do you do?
My name is Fabrice Hébert. French, born in Brussels, I have lived in New York, Singapore and Tokyo before moving back to Paris a few years ago, with my two sons.
I have worked in many different fields but recently decided to focus on creative activities, including photography. This is the first work I can present
What is your relationship with photography? How did you get into it & and what keeps you interested/ motivated?
I don’t remember “getting into” photography per se. It’s something I’ve always done until I got to be really serious about it, as time went on. I have this huge fascination for the still image, and at the same time I’ve always felt it can be quite limited. I tend to look for ways to push its boundaries (literally), to transform it, to mix it with something else, to have it say more or something different than it already does.
In this series, of course there are the texts, but also some of the images have bits of videos inserted into them, and all of a sudden they become something else. These are very interesting times we are living, where the image is at the center of everything, and yet needs to be reinvented. That is precisely what keeps me going.
What are you currently working on, and – if there is – what is your next project/ journey
I am currently finalizing the story telling around this series on Japan, which should, if all goes well, turn out into a book and more. I am also planning the next series, which will take place in a different location but following the same format of images + texts in a foreign language.