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Likes/Dislikes asks interesting individuals to create two lists: one of their likes, one of dislikes. The feature is based on two things: an excerpt from Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 and another from Roland Barthes’ autobiography (trans. Richard Howard, 1977). The exercise, while gratuitous, is rooted in ideas of pattern, construction, specificity, and memory.

Clément Pascal was born in Paris, France, and currently lives in New York City. His work includes fashion, portraits and documentary film photography for The New York Times T Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Corduroy, and Urban Outfitters, among others. He just got his first photo studio in New York and is presently working on a self-published book of his work.

Likes:


— The memory of being in my father's studio while he was shooting
— Roses and peonies
— The pleasure of discovering something new
— Family
— Building things myself
— Direct sunlight
— Landon Metz’ paintings
— When trees start to bloom
— Watching "The Last Detail"
— Spending time with my wife and our friends,
— The opportunity to see and experience extraordinary things and meet talented individuals provided by my work
— Film noir movies
— Walking in the streets at night
— Things that are well made
— Going to the lab to pick up processed film
— NYC sunsets
— Viviane Sassen’s book "In and Out of Fashion"
— William Klein’s book "In and Out of Fashion"
— Old and new cars
— Watching photo documentaries
— The smell and colors of the fruit markets in France
— Smart and beautiful architecture
— A warm pain au chocolat in the morning
— When my parents visit NY for a week or so

Dislikes:

— 
The Trump Towers on the West Side Highway
— Bananas
— Being on my cellphone way too much (emails, Internet, Instagram...)
— Reality TV
— Spicy food
— Going through TSA
— How when you write "yo" on your iphone, it always autocorrects it to "to"
— Tribal tattoos
— TVs in a bar
— Missing a shot in the street by a few seconds, I obsess about it for months after
— Feeling like a tourist
— When my parents visit NY for two weeks

Some images of Clément's work:

See more from Clément here, and on his Instagram.