Born in Cahors in 1981, self-taught photographer author since 2007, my taste for photography quickly turned towards a universe that loves me and which brings together rather mysterious, enigmatic and dark atmospheres ... The desire to wander in common places or to discover the most unusual, it is with the same aim of projecting oneself elsewhere, in another time, in a fantasized past or a parallel present ... Anachronistic wanderings.
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My passion for the exploration photography was revealed in 2009. Loving the legends, the thrills and the strange atmospheres close to the universe of Tim Burton , the photo allows me to find and recreate more intimately these scenographies of the post apocalyptic order.
The image can please, it is supposed to move, to touch ... above all to question ... it arouses, it questions more than it shows, it creates an introspective emotion, a true mirror of our own cogitations ... it is for me the central vector of my escapes.
If the photo creates any emotion, it fulfills its role. Exploration photography brings to the fore very aesthetic contrasts, shadows and their opposites ... These dark places full of suffering where sometimes bathe a few rays offered me an obvious paradox which has become today an addiction as well for the lived moment that the pictorial result as well as the innumerable memories that
I have always been attracted by the notions of traces, memories, and it is by pushing open certain doors of abandoned buildings that I discovered a new form of nostalgia. These forgotten places speak to me, whisper their secrets to me ... in the dilapidation, there is a kind of sweetness, a prose, that of time which streams along the walls which appear bare like open books.
Also inspired by the universe of the writer Mathias Malzieu, the poetry is an integral part of my ethics in the exploration, philosophical notions on memory, forgetting, memory and thus abandonment are mixed during the discovery of all these places, this last sight understands the pain of these somewhat bruised places. By discovering a poetic and fantastic universe, adrenaline and excitement totally transport me on an anachronistic journey.
Passionate about History and Architecture , these places yet filled with pain remain unspeakably beautiful, offering me a real privilege, a spectacle out of time. I therefore like to immortalize my presence in a Tim Burtonian atmosphere , lost in the labyrinths of time. The then anonymous silhouette reminds me of my coming and the impression of having trod the mysteries of another era ...
Self-portraits inspire me, I love this feeling of being a living element, frozen and small, in front of the immensity of these decrepit, even supernatural structures. The notion of lost silhouette offers a fairly interesting and harmonious minimalist style, creating a contrast that calls out, which accounts for the presence and its decadent aesthetic, vis-à-vis Man.
then helpless and almost spectator of his own decline. I feel the satisfaction of having seen these places with my own eyes, of having gone there, of having known, it is a way of finding oneself in front of oneself while admiring what will soon no longer exist. It is in a way a tribute that is made through the photo, a way to reoccupy the place for a moment, to establish a presence where silence reigns ... a last wandering, a noble gesture and a final thought. , series that I name "BACK from DARKNESS"
The role of the photo then takes on its full meaning: a memory and a tribute, a quest to safeguard heritage and its memory. The dust, witness to oblivion, dresses the stigmata of time and tells us the stories of this parallel world, yet so close, I will call it ANACHRONE ...
More and more, I try photography with modelsand professional dancers in this same kind of universe. I try to bring a human and fragile notion, a form of sensitive feminization bringing grace to places full of suffering. The contrast of the skin, soft and smooth, contrasts sharply with the decrepitude, cracks and other crackles of paint, the association of the two is explosive. It allows me to go beyond and extend the history of the places, it is a last story that I bring to life in these places, a half-open door to the imagination where I will then be myself a witness and future ghost of these walls. .. I manage by this means to nourish my desires of creation and go beyond the simple re-humanization, I try to flirt with the soft fantastic, the chimeras, the dreamlike, the magical bring my touch through the presence of 'an out of the ordinary and timeless being as illustrated by the Fantasia series.
My photographic passion is at the same time a motor of creations, of discoveries as well personal, introspective as cultural and historical, it is also my own journey in space-time, it touches strong traits of my person which are nostalgia, the memory, poetry, dreams, it poses a form of problem for me, photography as art in the service of memory while being a memory in the service of art.