L’esprit des formes (The soul of shapes)
Starting from design objects and architectural shapes, I explore in this series the transformative power of photography. By experimenting with light, shadows, contrasts, angles, perspectives, double exposure, I graphically reduce objects to create geometric but living space, as I always start from an emotion. Tables, chairs, lamps, stairs are thus freed from their status of practical and functional objects and give way to new shapes, subjective and poetic on which the spectator in turn will project his/her emotions or his/her questions.
This work of reduction, sometimes at the limits of abstraction, is freely inspired by the photographic and graphic research of the beginning of the 20th century and in particular by the work of Rodtchenko, Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky and also Florence Henri.
Just as design and architecture aim to harmonize the human environment, I try with these photographs to create a timeless universe that can help to forget for a little while the chaos of the world.