Vampire in Paris.
I have always been interested in Vampires and Vampirism. Maybe it was repeated viewings of my favourite films like 'The Lost Boys', 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Fright Night'. But also the feeling that a Vampire ultimately can be human, but with a rather terrifying interest in blood.
But maybe some people take the vampire obsession to the extreme? In the craze of the Twilight phenomenon, Vampires were embraced as rather pale, extremely good looking teens that never age. Sure they had fangs but there wasn't a lot of fear involved.
An opportunity came up to submit an exhibition. I decided to explore my curiosity on Vampires and if there were any people in Paris who may go a little deeper into this fantasy world than the normal Twilight fan.
Through this experience I met Sabine. With Romanian origins, Sabine was generous enough to let me observe her private life. Sabine is without fangs at work, however in her own time it is a different story. For Sabine it's not a fashion statement or a gimmick. It's empowerment and enables her to be her true self. She feels comfortable as a vampire, she feels like herself.
As for the subject of drinking blood. Well there are some details that weren't all on show. But what may surprise you is there is a quite a community of fang-wearing Parisians. In fact there are communities all over the world.
Thank you to Sabine and the clan in Paris for allowing me to photograph you and to learn about the Vampire culture in Paris and around the globe.
Back to 'The Lost Boys'.