Provence

Reso is a visual artist from France who loves to show the world his pictures of Provençal nature. He chooses to highlight and promote the creativity as first principle and push artistic creation and human realization. One little picture every day gives him pleasure and he has been doing this for the past 10 years.

Small details of nature - this is what Reso's photographies are about
Small details of nature – this is what Reso’s photographies are about

1. Who is Reso?

Reso is not my true name but names are not so important. Overall I am a “non lucrative being” who tries to live as a “not for profit entity”. I am a young French guy born in 1959 in Paris. My father was Black and my mummy is White; So I am « Black & White », like the old B&W photos; it’s my only common point with Photography.

2. What sort of work do you specialize in?

Work is really not the center of my life. However, creativity stays in the middle of my way and the way I took was to publish one daily photo, one photo about the Provençal nature around me. So each day I send one biological medallion drawing a sweet harmonic suite of little mandala. I consider them more as pictures than photography. Small fragments of life … precious pieces of our self-overviews from the board of « The Arch of Zoé », tiny signs, creation’s relics shared on the net. So I specialize in the best manner to do and the way to follow in my daily usage of photography. It is more a question of method, program, contract, pledge. The matter of my use are health, freedom and pleasure and the satisfaction I get to speak with you is very important too!

Compilation of Reso's pictures
Compilation of Reso’s pictures

3. Did you go to school to study photography?

No I did not. I am self-taught. On my own I practice freedom, promenade, meditation, contemplation. So I got all my basic photographic knowledge all along my “Arch of Zoé” practical experience.

4. How long have you been a photographer?

I am making photos but I don’t speak about me as a photographer! I have only started to shoot and to launch my trip on the “Arch of Zoé”. I started this virtual and symbolic journey in 2006, so I make and I post one little picture each day … for 10 years now. Only for the pleasure … and for the big benefits of the creativity.

Provence nature is his main inspiration
Provence nature is his main inspiration

5. How would you describe your style?

I really don’t know. With a reflex… “automatic” elementary shoots and direct simple, like data collecting. The result of a daily promenade I frame and I shoot only what I see. Where I am I usually I shoot things which are looking at me. It depends on the level of my natural contemplation and the more the time is going …the more it is good! Maybe my style is only in the fact to use round caches to frame and to present the natural objects through open small portholes of the “Arch of Zoé”.

6. What gives you ideas and inspires you to create such great images?

I was just thinking about this big part of our human population which is crossing their lives without any contact with her own nature. So I try to claim my opportunity to live in nature and to share this privilege in this little daily drop-off from the “Arch of Zoé”. I am not a photographer. I feel myself more like a performer. To make photos is more important than the photos themselves.

Each day, Reso posts a picture of what he calls Arch of Zoe
Each day, Reso posts a picture of what he calls Arch of Zoe

7. You are on Horyou, the social network for social good. What does to Dream, Act and Inspire mean to you?

Yes, I am on HORYOU… and I am happy to be there. For me HORYOU is an open door on the human hopes. I am happy to be welcomed by the Horyou members and to serve them each day a fragment of Provençal nature seen and picked from the open portholes of the “Arch of Zoé.

Written by Sushma Brelle

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