I am traveling to Marseille to use film photography and sound recordings to capture the unique energy of the North African quarter. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 5, 2012.
Hope this finds you well. So I have left Marseille and am in Paris now, what a change! The shooting and recording is complete, and I have developed all of my film and am reviewing and editing the prints. All in all it went well, considering how difficult it is to take photos in Marseille. The project has taken on a life of its own, as I could have expected; it has become much more psychological and artistic than I had originally planned, but I feel good about it. The next step is to scan the films so I can release a digital slideshow and sound recordings of all of the work. I can't wait for you all to see what I came up with, I hope you find it as interesting as I do. Until then, take care, and I'll be in touch. - Matt
Hey everyone! Hope this finds you well. I have finally made it to Marseille, and I've spent some time exploring and getting used to the feeling of the place. As I remembered, it is extremely interesting and dynamic. As I expected also, it is fairly difficult to photograph on the street. So these days will be spent familiarising myself with the people in the neighborhood, and getting them accustomed to having some foreign guy around pointing a camera. And there is sound everywhere! I will be here for another couple of weeks, and Im excited to see what comes out of it. I'll keep everyone posted! Until next time, take care...