Baudouin’s most improbable dreams saw him as a bassist in a New York jazz band around 1970. However, born in France in 1977 and unable to carry off an afro hairstyle, he decided to become a photographer.
He studied the work of his mentors, immersing himself in their universe and techniques, his bedroom walls lined with compositions by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr’s color photography and witty images by Elliott Erwitt. Baudouin honed his style; on returning to Paris, he began specializing in color portraits. This work is from his series, I Am A Parisian Lady.