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Arles 2021 : Gilles Serrand


The reflected moment

Since the early 1980s, photographer Gilles Serrand has taken us through his work for a gripping and poetic exploration.

Clichés with cinematographic appearances, musical colors, with a dazzling rendering. “He takes us to the other side of the mirror, to discover this inner power as violent as passion. A force that music awakens. Astonishing mix of artifice and naturalness ”wrote Sony in one of its advertising campaigns.

Already vintage, on the bridge, even more now that he also directs films, and soon a feature film, Gilles Serrand is a rebel with lively humor, a loving observer, on the lookout.

The documentary turns into a tale, the portrait makes the soul sweat, the landscape carries around the theories. His common thread is emotion, the beautiful, the true. He does not cheat.

… Red asphalt on the sidewalk, bird-like shoes, florist down to her dress in front of the Renault factory just before its destruction, woman coming out of the poster, from behind as a singer on the wall of a Hollywood studio, models between two breaks, opera singer, worker, waiter, cyclist rushing straight into the factory, anonymous adults and children, circus, effervescent urban area… descriptions of Gilles Serrand from his logbook.

Anna degli Fioretti 2021


Hotel de la Grille

12 Bis rue de Grille

13200 Arles


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