"It came from a strange undercurrent in the air of Paris these days", Remy says.
"Sometimes it feels like reality progressed so far beyond the future depicted in the old dystopian movies."
Paying homage to that, Rémy chose the name Alphaville. It's a reference to French director Jean-Luc Godard's film noir classic Alphaville (1965).
"Godard's movie shows an Orwellian world: it is shot in and around the futuristic architecture that dots the city of Paris."
"Nothing was shot in the studio, everything took place around these real buildings."
"It is a dark and brooding film: the city is portrayed as a machine where everything turns and repeats ceaselessly, where everything is computed."
"The only way for the protagonist to get away from it all is to go beyond logic and look at what makes a human human. You could call it the soul."
This is what this photo series is about: it is not about finding beauty in an ugly reality, it's about trying to stay human in this machine. The city can be a machine sometimes."