"We are such stuff as Dreams are made on, rounded with a little sleep."
(William Shakespeare - The Tempest)
Laurent Goldstein is a French photographer, designer, art director and author living in Varanasi (Benaras - India) and in Paris (France).
Currently Laurent publishes and exhibits his photographs in art galleries all over the world in order to sustain the education of a group of children in Benaras and support Human Rights organisation.
His work is spontaneous and influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raghu Rai, Herbert List and photographers from the 19th century such as Samuel Bourne, Madho Prasad or Brajo Gopal Bromochary.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING COPYRIGHTS AND WATERMARKS
Dear viewers and friends,
All my pictures are copyrighted, that means that you need my agents’ or my permission if you want to use them.
There is an international convention known as the Berne Convention or WIPO Copyright Treaty which is compulsory to everyone.
The illegal use of my work is against the social work done in Varanasi from its benefit.
Many pages on internet are willfully using my photographs without agreement, most of the time there is a fallacy as they pretend owning my images and in addition some pictures were printed or used in a commercial purpose.
I am reporting any picture used without the respect of such basic rules which leads automatically to consequences.
I also have to watermark my work knowing that this minor inconvenience might disturb some of you.
The copyrights appear in the center in order to prevent thieves to crop the images.
This is the only way if I want to keep on sharing my work with all of you and I know that you will understand.
Trying to remove the watermarks is considered being a worst copyright infringement.
Have a nice day,