The second photography book by Guillaume Geneste from the Collection ” Autoportraits de famille ” (“Family Self-Portraits”) published by Filigranes Editions is now available. This second volume bears the title of a text by Bernard Plossu: LA PROLONGATION DU BONHEUR (“The Extension Of Happiness”) 1999-2006.
“Photographing is for me an act of love and a behavior in the face of time that is intimately linked to my encounter with Colette in 1991. I photograph by desire and need by choosing the moments that I want to keep in memory, holding the images of our lives with an autofocus camera that fits in the palm of my hand. Unable to look through the viewfinder, I often frame the uncertain feeling of cutting the space in the right place. Certain of the moment, but less of the instant: I must then take several shots of the same scene. Framing without looking and never deciding where the focus will be made is one of the most magical constants in photography. Chance mingles with the desire and the pleasure of the moment which must be kept track of.
Photography is certainly the art that can be said to be the most tempting. The brevity of the shot making the immediate repetition of the photographic act always possible often plunges the photographer into doubt and uncertainty as to the image obtained. Try again, always and again. The doubt will leave only once the film developed, facing the moments seized successful. Looking at my contact sheets gives me a feeling of total rediscovery of the moment lived and I see at that moment very precisely what I had perceived more than actually seen. G.G.
This second volume be followed by two other volumes: À BOUT DE BRAS (“At Arms’ Length”), 2006-2011, with a text by Anne-Marie Garat, which is due to be released in the spring of 2019 and […] TROP N’EST MÊME PAS ASSEZ (“Too Much Is Not Even Enough”), 2012- 2016, with a text by Téréza Siza, which will be released in autumn 2019.
For more information: http://www.filigranes.com/livre/la-prolongation-du-bon
Two signatures are planned :
At Nouvelle Chambre Claire (3 rue d’Arras 75005 Paris) – October 27, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm – For more information : https://la-chambre-claire.fr/blog/
At Paris Photo (Grand-Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris) – November 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm – For more information : https://www.parisphoto.com/fr/Exposants/5071773/FILIGRANES/Produits/1440116/Guillaume-Geneste
October 01, 2018 to December 01, 2018