What you haven’t seen : October 2019 4

This slideshow has been available for two weeks already on my YouTube channel. I had not yet had the time to write a Blog to present it. You’ll see, it’s a small selection of photos. It will not take you much time to browse it … Since I returned from France, I did not spend much time doing photos. My mind is busy with something else and I do not have enough mental readiness to do Street Photography. And yet it would be a moment that I could give myself to nod my head. I found another way to let off steam after my days of work. I go to the gym. So what did I stop photography ?



Not really. As I keep saying, there is a time for everything. It will always be time to get back to it later. At the moment I am trying to acclimate myself to Reunion. When you have spent more than 20 years in the same place in France, it is not anything to move to a new place. And yet “this new place”, I was born there and I lived there when I was young. At the moment, I live in Saint-Denis but I do not consider myself at home yet. It’s funny because I’m not really from Jouques because we sold our house there, but I’m still not really from Saint-Denis. On the job side, I still have to pass my qualification that will allow me to work alone. For the moment, I am learning. It’s quite funny to be trained by people who are younger than me, but I live it pretty well. I do not have a problem with that. I have always considered that competence has no age.



I celebrated at the beginning of the month my birthday. My wife asked me jokingly what it was like to be 46 years old. I just told him that at 45, I was qualified and I had a house when at 46, I found myself in apprenticeship and I had no house … I know very well that this this situation is temporary and that in a year’s time things will have changed and I will find my very dear routine. I need this to free my mind and to include Street Photography. When I’m in the car, I can not stop scanning what’s happening around me. I do not have a camera with me, but my eyes are training to see situations that I could photograph. I do some sort of mental Street Photography without a camera …



To be honest, the only times I go out now are during my lunch breaks, my little errands or bringing the kids to their extracurricular activities. I have not yet seen what I did in November for the next What you have not seen, but it may be summed up to one or two photos ! In the meantime, I leave you with the very thin selection of this month of October !



All the photographs were made with the Ricoh GR.





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4 thoughts on “What you haven’t seen : October 2019

  • John Harper

    Haha…you’re living life in reverse. By the time you’re 50 you’ll be back at school! It’ll all fall into place soon enough, I’m sure you’ll never give up on your photography Jeff. A waste of real talent so don’t even think about it or I’ll be over to Reunion to force you out on the Street!
    I really need to check out your YouTube account more often. I subscribe, but rarely go on to YouTube and if I do never login. You’d think they’d email a notification of new content.
    Great stuff, as usual, of course it is and an education for any aspiring Street Photographer.
    I’m in Vegas writing this, where you’ll be pleased to know it’s been raining. How’s that song go…”everywhere you go, always take the weather with you”! Flying home tomorrow.
    Cheers for now.

    • Jeff Chane-Mouye Post author

      Life in reverse indeed! In no time, I will need to wear some baby diapers! I found the fountain of eternal youth. I think that this forced break will be a good thing to rejuvenate my photography. Anyway I don’t have the choice. Time may be too share more of my personal photos of kids. More life photography than street photography.
      I’m jealous of you going to Las Vegas. But you were also jealous of me with my several trips in Paris, Rome, Toulouse… So we’re square! 😉
      Go write that blog. I need to read and see some great photos!

      Cheers John