Happy he who like Ulysses
The series “Happy he who like Ulysses” was born almost by chance. One day, when experimenting in my darkroom, I used lith developer for an image that I liked but that did not fit into any of my ongoing work. This ancient printing technique transforms photographs, imbuing them with etching-like qualities. Stunned by the result, I went to look for another one, and another one… and so this series took shape, as I went through my negatives, in search of forgotten images. As travellers go from Murmansk to Vladivostok, they will come across different, almost intact eras of a Russia that is often in the clutches of a revolution as well as those silent spaces that seem so far from the turmoil of history. Olivier Marchesi
Opening Saturday, February 16th from noon at the atelier l’Oeil Vert (http://loeilvert.fr/?p=155)
Born in 1977 in Avignon, Olivier Marchesi came to photography independently after studies in human sciences. He is a member of the Hans Lucas studio. His works have been exhibited in France and Russia where he lived from 2013 to 2017 (Erarta Museum / Saint-Petersburg, Classic Photography Gallery / Moscow…).
Olivier is Communications Director for Bergger, a French company specialised in the development of silver photographic products (film, paper, chemistry), and he also manages Bergger Editions, a publishing company dedicated to the publication of long-term photographic works.
He lives and works in Paris and has been a member of the Hans Lucas studio since 2018.
For more information: www.oliviermarchesi.net
Atelier l'Oeil Vert - Expositions et encadrement
12 rue Léopold Bellan 75002 Paris France
February 16, 2019 to March 30, 2019