Centquatre (104 in French) provides space for residencies, production and performance for artists from all over the world and the majority of the work at the center is made by professional artists. The focus of this project however is on the amateurs, the every day people, who come to Centquatre and use the space to practice and socialize. Almost every day dancers, acrobats, actors, gymnasts, musicians, jugglers and others come to the center to get together and work on their craft/art. These photos focus primarily on the community of dancers who are mostly young, mostly amateurs or semi-professionals, and mostly hip-hop. These young dancers thrive here and spend hours working alone, in groups, or join the occassional dance battle to just have fun or get ready for dance competitions throughout France and Europe. I photograph these people in their environment to try and see where they are, where they have been and where they want to go.
Brahm is an American photographer, based in Paris, making images of people, places, and life in various combinations. He went to college and ended up with a Ph.D. in engineering. Afterwards, he did cool things with technology to solve problems and explore the world. Then he picked up a camera and now he does cool things with photography to explore the world. He still solve problems. He also cooks, mixes drinks and makes stuff.