Q&A: Anaïs Boileau — Plein Soleil


Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Living every day step by step and make it the most creative and peaceful. What is it that interests you about photography? The possibility to deal with life, reality, and create fiction from it. What is the worst thing about city life? Do not have a wide view of a beautiful landscape. What part of the planet would you like to explore? I would love to explore China. What do you think is the most plausible of the supernatural? That we are not the only one living creature in the universe. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? I never really wanted to be a leader. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? I wish I started photography earlier. I would have loved to have a camera when I was a child and photograph my holidays abroad with my family and friends. Choose a job you would be willing to do for free on the side. I would love to assist a beekeeper. My grandfather was a beekeeper, he has been retired for a long time now but back then I would have loved to help him. Describe the most important photo you’ve seen.
I think it’s a matter of moments during life, the most important photo for me has evolved a lot. I recently looked again thought the work of Graciela Iturbide, I could say that currently, it is her photo of a mother and daughter lying in the hammock. How often do you take other people’s advice? One time in two. Describe a personal hell. Being alone in the middle of the sea. Which living person do you most admire? My little brother, Thomas. On what occasion do you lie? When I tell personal and funny things that happened to me and I want to impress. What is the best way to educate yourself? Watching pictures. Go to the movie theatre. What is the next book you want to read? Invisible cities by Italo Calvino. Ultimate camera? The one you always carry with you. Most used camera? My 6×7 RB Mamiya. What object do you want? A handmade colorful sculpture. What object do you need? I need a garlic press. Are you satisfied with your level of physical strength? Yes I am. Are impulses more important than consequences? Yes they are. One can also be surprised at the positive consequences resulting from the impulses. Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to be a great painter. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Stay home, like the rest of the world; and try to use this time to create, to cook, to eat, to run, to read and watch all the movies I’ve never had time to watch.

Born in France in 1992, Anaïs is a photographer who lives and works between Paris and the south of France; she graduated with Bachelor of Photography from ECAL (Lausanne) in 2014, and has completed the first year of a Master in photography at Central Saint Martins (London) in 2017.

To see more of Anaïs Boileau’s work visit — Website / Instagram.