CONVERSATION BETWEEN BARBARA PROBST, FRÉDÉRIC PAUL AND DIANE DUFOUR
ON THE OCCASION OF THE EXHIBITION AT LE BAL, BARBARA PROBST WILL BE PRESENT ALONGSIDE FRÉDÉRIC PAUL AND DIANE DUFOUR, CO-CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITION.
While I prepare the shoots very carefully and work hard to control everything, during the shoot itself I do always hope for improvisation and “mistakes”. Very often, the most successful shoots are those in which chance is involved. When we shoot on the street I am happy about the passersby who get in the middle of our set and become part of all the images. In any case, the control in my shoots is limited, since there is always more than one camera involved. When we are shooting and I am struggling to control what we are doing, I am always very aware that I am only able to see from one point of view. It is amazing that in life we hardly sense this “restriction” of our field of vision to a small detail of the world.
- Barbara Probst