by Jerome Gence


“I am looking forward to having more interactions with  Hatsune Miku thanks to ArtificiaI Intelligence.”
— Rodgers


240 Pages of


Through two captivating stories, Livestreamers and Virtual Singers like Hatsune Miku, the reader will explore a virtual world as disturbing as it is mysterious in which people hope to reconnect with each other. I WANT TO BE WITH YOU is the first book by french photographer Jerome Gence.

As soon as the orders for the first 500 copies are in, the photographer and the publisher will get together and produce the book.

  • All copies of the whole print run will be signed by Jerome Gence.
  • All copies will include a special edition letter-sized print (8.3″×11″ / 21×28cm), which you can choose from three images.
  • In addition, only the first 500 orders will get a personal dedication by Jerome Gence.

Books for Friends is a unique ordering system for lifetime achievement books, retrospectives, long-term projects or topics of excellence. Only top-level photographers are invited to found a club of the who’s who in documentary/reportage/street/fine art photography. These books are available ONLY via this very direct and personal distribution system. No bookstores, no museum shops, no middlemen.

Together with the publisher the photographers create the book they have always dreamt of realizing. It is ultimately their book – no compromises at all.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Photographs: 100
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Dimensions: 25×30 cm
  • Planned release date: February 2022

What will you get?

A signed copy of the book I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,
the second one of the series BOOKS for FRIENDS.

In addition to the book you can choose one out of three
fine art museum quality prints 6”×9” on 8.3”×11” (15×23cm on 21×28cm).

A signed copy of the book I WANT TO BE WITH YOU
by photographer Jerome Gence. The first 500 books will include a personal handwritten dedication.
An exclusive fine art print.
Choose one out of three.

Jerome Gence

Canon Ambassador

Jerome Gence feels the pulse of our time, traces digital trends and knows how to visualise them in an unparalleled way, he dresses them into images of sobering and at the same time compassionate clarity. Intuitively, he approaches his subjects with attentiveness and respect and, despite the intimate proximity to his models, maintains the concerned photographer’s balance between sympathy and reporting narrative. Inspired and encouraged by the French photography legend Éric Valli, Gence himself grew within a few years to become one of the important photographers of our time, which is not only reflected in publications in the world’s most important magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, Stern, Le Monde or Le Figaro, but has also made him a very sought-after guest at festivals. Canon was quick to recognise his talent and appointed him as a brand-ambassador in 2020.

– Lois Lammerhuber

I’ve always loved the idea of writing a story through photographs. Working on this project with Lois was en evidence to me as he is both a such talented photographer and so passionated about books.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU is the result of six years of travel and wandering in both the real and virtual World. Yes! it’s a book which has as background virtuality, but the core of it, it’s above all about the magic and the surprise of the encounters between human beings… and the necessity to preserve them.

– Jerome Gence