I photograph the lone objects abandoned on the concrete; the people left there, left behind, too left-brained to look involved, staring blankly at that ceiling no one ever paid for. I photograph the bare soul of mineral, the tall building in the crowded city, the high-top tree of nature. unfounded distinction.
I am alone behind my camera, yet, by the untethered loners accompanied. By the people, my people, as lonely as I am. By the objects, not my objects, that once were my people’s objects, lent to my lens for my eye is as lonely as I am.
To the building and the high-top tree, I look up as though to god when yearning for company. My practice of photography is lonely. I see the lonely and together in loneliness: I shoot. My name in photography is Maxime Michelet. Together in photography: I shoot up.
11.09.2017 “Thank God I'm Queer” exhibition/project launch, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Cape Town, South Africa
20.07.2019 Metamorphosis collective exhbition, Bkhz gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
29.09.2020 “Queer Heavenly Bodies” exhibition, part of L’Image Satellite photo festival, galerie Uni-Vers-Photo, Nice, France
17.11.2017 cape t-own in 10and5.co
13.02.2019 queer heavenly bodies in Dazed and Confused
13.05.2019 queer heavenly bodies in Faculty Press
21.05.2019 queer heavenly bodies in Vogue US
30.07.2019 queer heavenly bodies in Bubblegumclub
10.10.2020 queer heavenly bodies in Nice-Premium
30.11.2020 rayane au sud-ouest in Le Petit Bleu
30.11.2020 rayane au sud-ouest in Fisheye Magazine
19.12.2020 rayane au sud-ouest in Libération
09.01.2021 rayane au sud-ouest in cap74024