The exhibition at the Musée du Hieron echoes Philippe Brame’s photographs and texts around his favorite themes: the epure, on the one hand, with the deliberate choice to stop on the “detail” or the ” essential “. of what must be shown; and the duo Ombre | Light, which gives images natural lighting that is often light, sometimes more distinct.
The work of Philippe Brame is in the lineage of Lucien Hervé (1910-2007), one of the rare French photographers to combine humanist philosophy and architectural thought. Lucien Hervé’s low- angle framing, his oblique views, a certain starkness and a desire for abstraction characterize a photographic style very different from that of his contemporaries.
Brame has always sought a simplicity that can not fall prey to analysis. For him, light is no longer the opposite of the shade since it can alone be bring itself shadow. Learning to see is here no longer to oppose realities that are not.
Thanks to the camera obscura I see that the strongest is not the most visible, so I dip my eyes in puddles of light before trying to aim for the right place to deposit the shore on the paper film. The good place, the right placement, is as important as the impression I can leave there. […]
The image, the poem, reveals what can not be shown, because the lack they contain is worthy of the absence they deplore.
Jealous spark of fire consumed … Philippe Brame
Libre à Philippe Brame
23 March – 23 June
Musée du Hiéron
13, rue de la Paix