April 8, 2022
IN CONVERSATION WITH AURÉLIEN BOMY
Photography by Aurélien Bomy
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
The French amateur photographer Aurélien Bomy developed a taste for the arts at an early age. A clinical psychologist by profession, Aurélien continues an artistic practice, discovering and learning from other artists. Besides photography he also enjoys the creation of animated collages.
Aurélien understands that street photography is a very different genre from other types of photography, because it captures moments that cannot be repeated and creates something that is completely new every time. Normally Aurélien likes to capture "cinematic moments" of people in their environment. For this story, however, he went down a documentary path. He captured the joy of the crowd at the event Goûtez Electronique that took place in September 2021 in Nantes, the first event of such magnitude that he attended after the pandemic-induced restrictions in France. The Goûtez Electronique offers a palette of Nantes, French, European and international DJ artists. It's a free electronic music concert with several DJ's. It lasts 8 hours on Sunday afternoons in a park near the Loire River.
"You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon