“People are like letters of a secret alphabet. There is a secret within them, a treasure they always carry with them. A person’s character, this tiny little thing that lets them stand out profoundly, cannot be better embraced than with a photographic portrait.” François-Marie Banier
The distinctive iconography of François-Marie Banier’s latest body of work, Never stop dancing, stems from his unconditional interest in every single subject. Predominantly shot in Paris, New York, Brazil and Africa within the last two years, this book celebrates the good old days of analogue photography as much as human beings in all their diversity. Banier’s dictum that “everybody is a piece of art” has materialized in this volume glooming in neatly printed black and white.