Bernard Plossu / Snapshots
A short film in three acts; three moments in a day spent with Bernard Plossu. There are these shots of Paris, timeless black-and-whites taken with Agfamatic, which present the opportunity for a photography lesson; there is the arrival of a train in La Ciotat station, a nod towards a photography that approaches cinema; and there's Italy, adorned with the sublime colours of these Fresson prints of which the photographer is so fond. A film of snapshots, mementos of a rich but furtive encounter, instants stolen from the modesty of an artist who loves to share but who dislikes showing off; who really doesn't want-to be filmed...
What you will learn in this film…
Bernard Plossu's photographic prints in Paris from the 1970s to the '90s • In praise of Agfamatic and Lo-Fi • Quality photographic prints from inexpensive cameras • Photographs taken while walking • Bernard Plossu's sources of inspiration • A thought on photography • Great films that have marked Bernard Plossu • A series of Fresson prints from the 2010s • The importance of disorder• The importance of walking • The importance of doing without thinking • Cannelle the dog
00:00 A filmmaker in photography
03:30 Photograph to photograph, not to please
11:02 When I shoot, I'm already thinking Fresson