Escapades is an artistic project resulting from seven years of photography. It is created as a continuous frieze presenting views gleaned from the four corners of the world. Space and time are thus merged.
The frieze leads the viewer to “travel” from the first to the last image, knowing that there is no imposed sense. The prints are deliberately small in size in order to invite the viewer to get closer. An intimate connection is thus encouraged.
Urban and natural landscapes, still lifes and other clichés follow one another and lead the viewer into a multifaceted but coherent chiaroscuro universe. Each of the shots participates in this overall harmony but can be appreciated independently.
Ultimately, « escapades » refers as much to my physical travels around the world, as to my going back and forth between various subjects of study, as to the journey made by the spectator when reading the frieze.
I tend to think that there are photographers who take photos to meet others and photographers who take photos to meet themselves. Personally, I belong to the second category.
My universe has an often minimalist and chiaroscuro aspect. I am obsessed with black and white and since my beginnings, I have transposed this obsession into my street, still life, landscape and nude shots.
If I apply myself to creating graphic works, these are not devoid of sensitivity. Thus, my work revolves around recurring themes such as passage and absence.
Finally, I also carry within me a deep conviction, namely that I know that the absence of a sensational event does not justify the fact of not taking photographs. I discovered that in photography, some people call this “slow time”.
If everyone will understand the notion of “strong time”, the “slow time” is the opposite. Photographers such as Raymond Depardon, Henry Cartier-Bresson or André Kertesz have made themselves its prophets. Like them, I share this sensitivity for the banal.
Lo Kee : Escapades
From January 25 to February 17, 2023
24 av H. Poncet