Change of scenery
Changement de décor
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Moving to Provence is a challenge:
Most French people think that you are retiring. Well I am not, and given the
state of retirement finances in France and in Germany, I will probably never be
able to retire. I hope my customers and prospects don't think I am retired, and
they don't need to call upon me any more!
The people in the south suspect, that if you are not retired, you will not live
here during the whole year. Probably thinking « no need to integrate these
people », they won't be around most of the time.
Worse still: How do you move from a project of rather abstract photography
at La Défense to the postcard-landscapes of Provence, photographed a million
times before you get there? Or how do you write about your experience without
subconsciously plagiarising Marcel Pagnol or Peter Mayle?