The Age of Absence


Ongoing project 


Maryse, 83, lives in Sarcelles, a marginalized suburban city in the north of Paris. In August 2017, Michel, her husband passed away. Since then, I have been living with her as tenant documenting her quotidian.

Most of the time Maryse stays at home. She mourns while emptying the apartment from a variety of objects. When I'm with her, we spent most of our time talking. We replaced our respective solitude within stories and photographs, while we shared our lives and dreams by just living together. This story is about absence, life, love and friendship. It documents an erratic experience of being alone but also the alchemy of an unpredicted encounter.

To be continued...

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