Like Mark would say, “mommy, people here!”
Yes, there are many people around us. We are in Nantes’ city centre and it’s summer, so people shop, eat, drink, visit places and hang out outside. The city is alive, almost too alive at nights when drunks take over the city and “sing” in the middle of the street.
Most people live in small apartments, there are no backyards here, so it’s only natural to use public space. I like it better this way, both as a photographer and as a citizen. It makes life more lively, and this is what I need after soulless suburbs. Sure, you have to share the space and be considerate of other people but all in all, it works out pretty well. I’m tired of individualism—we are social animals, after all.
You can find all the picture in the France 2015 set.