Listen Download Podcast
  • RFI English News flash 04h00 - 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 04h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 04h10 - 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/30 04h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 05h00 - 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 05h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 05h10 - 05h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/30 05h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h00 - 06h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 06h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h10 - 06h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/30 06h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h30 - 06h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 06h30 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h33 - 06h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/30 06h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h00 - 07h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 07h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h30 - 07h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/30 07h30 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 07/24 14h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h06 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/29 14h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 14h03 - 14h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 07/24 14h03 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h06 - 14h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/29 14h06 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h30 - 14h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/29 14h30 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h33 - 14h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 07/29 14h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 07/24 16h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h06 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 07/29 16h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h03 - 16h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 07/24 16h03 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h30 - 16h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 07/29 16h30 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h33 - 17h00 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 07/24 16h33 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Culture

French photographer captures New York's jazz scene in black and white

media Philippe Lévy-Stab showing a picture of Dizzy Gillespie Mona Mouallem

Philippe Lévy-Stab has dedicated his life to photographing the great musicians of jazz. For over 25 years he has captured the intimate moments of these artists through his camera lens.

Lévy-Stab takes most of his inspiration from the mecca of jazz music, New York City.

Interview with Phillipe Lévy-Stab 22/12/2012 - by Anne-Marie Bissada Listen

He spends about three months every year in the Big Apple, soaking up inspiration while he attends all-night jazz performances, where he snaps up a couple photos to add to his
collection.

He develops and prints his own photos, making the process from start to finish about one year.

His biggest collectors are not necessarily people who know much about this music. Instead they are drawn to a certain and rare moment captured by Lévy-Stab that peers back at your through his photos. For him, if one of his photos can make a jazz fan out of someone, he has succeeded in snapping that moment.

He talks about this intimate moment that he works hard to capture through his 6x6 120 film camera. For him, this art is all about making connections and jazz is the perfect medium to sustain these types of interactions.

In his white-washed studio there are various sizes of his portraits on display everywhere. There is barely a speck of free space left. A giant portrait of Keith Anderson hangs over the fireplace. Just over in the kitchen - that doubles up as his dark room - are portraits hanging off the cabinet doors and above the bathtub.

His current exhibition, title Jazz, the sound of New York is on display in his studio here in Paris.

Related
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.