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 Maxi. 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 “Thank God I’m Queer” exhibition, part of L’Image Satellite photo festival, galerie Uni-Vers-Photo, Nice, France
17.11.2017 Article in 10and5.com about “cape t-own”, link
13.02.2019 Article in Dazed and Confused about my contribution into South Africa’s fashion and art zine Faculty Press, link
13.05.2019 Project feature and article in Faculty Press, link
21.05.2019 Photography featured on Vogue US in article about Thebe Magugu’s Faculty Press, link
30.07.2019 Article about Metamorphosis exhibition on Bubblegumclub’s webpage, link
10.10.2020 Article about Thank God I’m Queer exhibition as part of the L’Image Satellite fesitval in Nice-Premium, link
30.11.2020 Article about project ‘Rayane au sud-ouest’ in Le Petit Bleu, link
30.11.2020 Article about project ‘Rayane au sud-ouest’ in Fisheye Magazine, link