Cédric Delsaux’s Fort Mahon has been added to the collection This is Not a Map, which celebrates the encounter between a photographer and a place. These fake maps, printed on original paper, combine the pleasure of the object with the pleasure of the photograph, taking viewers on a narrative, subjective and highly seductive journey.
Following Texas, Las Vegas and Orlando, Fort Mahon is the fourth entry in the series from the young publisher Poetry Wanted.
After Dark Lens, the photo series in which he staged characters from the Star Wars saga, Cédric Delsaux now invites us to discover another planet: Fort-Mahon Plage, a small beach resort in northern France. This is where he spent several days photographing the tourists, strollers, employees, hunters and salespeople that fate put in his path and on his pedestal. By stepping on this wooden stand, people encountered in the street were instantly transformed into scale 1 figures. Passers-by turned actors in our vast human comedy. Statues despite themselves, their stances and clothing become significant, and in a certain way, precious. The subject is no longer part of his environment, but rather detached from it. Freeing the spectator to take him or her wherever he likes…
Echelle1 (Fort Mahon) Collection This is not a map. Editions Poetry wanted, 2014.
Format déplié 155 cm x 100 cm
Prix 16 euros
Echelle1 (Vichy) Editions Filigranes, 2014
En vente sur www.thisisnotamap.com et dans une sélection de librairies
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