Photographing The Quiet Moments

Photographing The Quiet Moments

The Photography of Céline Clanet

Not too long ago, I found this little gem, and fell in love with the work of the artist and photographer Céline Clanet. Her work is a true inspiration.

Céline Clanet is a French freelance photographer who lives in Paris, but she often travels far distances in Europe to create her photographs. She has made several series of photographs, but the most notable are Máze, Un mince vernis de réalité, Les Chapieux Géographie d’un secret, and Des barrages et des hommes en Savoie. She mostly uses portraiture and landscape photography to portray cultures and how they fit in with their land. Her works often isolate the subjects by contrasting objects or humans with the grandeur of the landscape.

Máze is one of her most popular series of work, and it came from when she visited and lived with the Sámi people. Far above the artic circle, their culture goes back thousands of years in the harsh winter conditions. Clanet’s work shows aspects of the Sámi culture, from the way they live off of the land, to the family circle. Many of her photos show the tradition of the people, but she often contrasts it with a more modern context that these people are living in. This raises questions about the survival of these people and their culture both in this climate, but also with increasing globalization.

Clanet highlights the people’s love and relationship with the land. She does this by photographing their landscape, the reindeer who are deeply ingrained in their culture, their houses, and daily life. Céline Clanet notes how quiet the Sámi people are and she reflects this in her photography by photographing their very still vast landscapes and people alone out in the vast wilderness.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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