BEATING EVERYDAY

Everyone, every human on this earth was born in adversity. Coming out of that sweet, comforting and warm mother’s belly does represent a tear when one lands into a world that is destroying us more than it fills, isn’t it? At work, with family, in one’s relationship with others, issues can be found anywhere…Every single day is a new adventure created to overcome victories and failures in one’s daily routine.

In the manner of American football players who are endlessly struggling in order to bring success to their team, it seemed natural to me to compare this technique and strength sport, yet really strategic as well to illustrate our lifestyle in the 2010’s, where everything happens so quickly, where relationships are made and unmade at the pace of posts that are barely read, where the crisis gives way to the only ones who are strong enough to keep fighting…to the daily fighters, who can put a knee on the ground from times to times but are still able to get up and move forward. Contractors, parents, preachers, faithful friends, artists, dreamers accomplishing their destiny … they are the people who run the world, to their level, with their personal involvement.

Black and white portraits, each participant must paint his face with the make-up originally used by American football players.

be_booba

« When you’re not feelin yourself clashes may occur… But somehow it can be an opening to beautiful meetings. » Booba

be_aliou

« Being white on the outside and black inside ! I’m an albino, born in Africa so my make up evokes the dawn, the moment the night gives way to the day. » Aliou

be_wood

« Never be afraid to make mistakes, this is the best way to learn about Life, about yourself. » Clement

be_yoji

« The foundation of obstacles starts with yourself.  » Yoji

be_vincent

« I wanted to show that the guy with blond hairs and blue eyes is not necessarily the jerk that you can think he is. » Vincent

be_yann

« This make-up evokes bars, the sensation to be locked and prisoner of the everyday life. » Yann

be_sonja

« The everyday obstacle in my life ? Getting out of bed, I am definitely not a morning person… » Sonja

be_paul

“amor vincit omnia” Paul

be_juv

« I don’t base my life, my actions, on acquired things. » Jérome

be_jeremyesteve

« What touches me is the pride to have reached a new goal. » Jérémy

be_johanna

« I was in one of the Paris Attacks scene. And at this point, i really felt the need the live my life fully, to stand up and raise my voice. » Johanna

be_fifou

« While I’m healthy I won’t have reason to give up. » Fifou

be_fleur_1

« Every time look into the future nothing goes the way I planned so I avoid to do that ! » Fleur

be_cristobal

« No in off time to be here and there at the same time, do my work and be with my love ones is what I can’t control in this moment of life. »  Cristobal

be_christelle

 « I know where I come from but I don’t know who I am yet. » Christelle

be_clem

« This warpaint means my hands hiding my face. I drag it to reveal gradually. Step by step… » Clemence

be_khan

« I’m definitely a survivor, I never give up and I never trade my values for ambitions either. »  Khan

be_guillaumeL

« I’m not running out the fact is through the years I learnt how to face hard times. » Guillaume

be_kares

When I was younger, I was planning multiple projects at the same time so I was very wasted. Today I’m not any more. » Kares

be_tiffanie

« My future is all about love, peace and creativity. » Tiffanie

be_mamadou

« I want to choose and not to submit. » Sandrine

be_julien

« Religion is part of me, I grew up with it and refuses to give it up right now that I’m a grown man. » Julien

be_kohndo

« Knowledge is the key. » Kohndo

be_aloise

« Everything is possible, especially the best. » Aloïse

be_adama

« Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who never give up. » Adama

be_alex

« Life ain’t easy? Ok motherfucker let’s fight! » Alexandre

be_alicia

« To me life is like a movie. ‘Til you don’t see “the end” you keep going. » Alicia

be_anais

« I don’t see my future. Only the present moment is real. » Anaïs

be_armelle

 « Fight against enemies, against hard times is possible without losing the inner humanity, love and sharing. » Armelle

be_ben

« No one will prevent me to deliver the message, not even me. » Ben

be_gaelfaye

« I’m a realistic optimist, I think tomorrow can be a better place to live only if we work and fight for it. » Gael

be_greg

« The most efficient people, rarely are the most flashy, attention grabbing, so it should be better to advance being masked ! » Greg

be_joachim

« Statistics says I am gonna be blind in the next few years but I refuse to accept it, I’m gonna fight until the end, that’s my personality. » Sébastien

be_kamal

« My future… Honestly I can’t imagine it, I can only dream it. » Kamal

be_jouan

« it’s just a question of time but one day we will break the bank all together….cause we deserve it ! » Julien

be_jeebrahil

« An eternal fight against mediocrity, this is what I feel like i’m living each second on this Earth. » Jeebrahil

be_yoann

« My motivation in life is to make my family proud and to give happyness to people. » Yoann

be_yann_silasi

« How Can I fail, when my parents left everything to have a better life ? THEY SUCCEEDED ! » Yann

be_thomasbabeau

« I need 36hrs a day. » Thomas

be_teron

« I’m constantly breaking down the mental walls I and society have put in place. » Teron

be_sharae

« No one…not one person can bring me down but myself. » Sharae

be_shawny

« I’ve already hurt the bottom hard so now so i can only rise and shine. » Shawny

be_sekouba

« I don’t forget where i’m from that’s the huge motivation in my everyday life. » Sekouba

be_dasilva

« I experienced abandon from my father which I think is the worst experience ever. » Christophe

be_jah

« I see the good in people regardless of the shit happening in the world. » Jah

be_dingo

« The future belongs to those who will be able to adapt. We enter a new era  where the human is the center of everything … » Dingo

be_cielo

« My make up translates the desert warrior inside me that kills my fear and doubts that try to invade my purity and power. » Cielo

be_benoit

« Sometimes I give up.  And I need to feel that weakness to re-awaken me and allow me to endure.  My strength arises at this exact moment.  » Benoit