Linda Bujoli lives and works in Paris
Photographer and visual artist, Linda Bujoli studies light and its many variations. Through photography, she captures light’s broad range of effects to visually sculpt a body, a face or an object. She endeavors to construct aesthetic domains in which disciplines are combined to form a single, collective dimension. Driven by the desire to touch all five senses, Linda Bujoli conceived of and produced LANDME, a multi-sensory work incorporating music, image and sculpture, in collaboration with the musical group AIR. This prior project, exhibited at Espace ArtStudioK, the Parcours Saint-Germain and Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille, now finds its natural extension in the artist’s current work. Playing with the technical processes of the photographic apparatus, Linda Bujoli delivers pictorial intention that manifests itself through chromatic variations, visible vibrations, luminescent traces and evanescent impressions – resulting in a veritable “writing of light”. Having been invited by the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) to create a livre-objet commemorating Michel Drucker’s 50 years of television, Linda Bujoli now presents to you CALLTOLIGHT, an artistic display that showcases the very essence of photography.
New shop in Paris opened by the Pain o Chokolat Crew (street hip hop crew). The Pigalle shop stocks exclusive street culture brands from across the globe. You’ll always meet a bunch of international people when visiting the shop. The Pigalle shop has the hype of street culture but the underlying feelings of a classic shop and the staff is very helpful and friendly.
My favourite second-hand clothing store ever. FREE'P'STAR has an entire floor where everything goes for 1€, which makes my Dutch heart beat as fast as the rock music that they blast over the speakers. The 1€ floor is like a Russian roulette: one day it's mostly leather bike suits, the other day it's seventies ball gowns, the next one glitter pants and sports shirts.
Not just luck, but perseverance is key to succeed here. The conditions are feeble: the infamous 1€ floor has a low ceiling and is exclusively lit by blue neon, all clothes are dumped in big crates, and the small surface holds a big competition of moms/influencers/homeless that are equally looking for some game. For those who wish to spend more and don't like challenge, the ground floor is just a normal second-hand shop. But for those with the strength to survive, the 1€ floor is worth it.
When I was living in Paris, I went to FREE'P'STAR every week, and I still visit every time I am around. Still in my wardrobe after years: a silk kimono with dragons, a reflective biking jumpsuit, a white blouse with a little house embroidered on it, a lined leather jacket and my favourite black dress. 5€.