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Gaëlle Gonzalez


We are definitely not equal before confinement: here is the proof…

Jean-Jacques Naudet


Lockdown – I’m lucky to live on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius. Every morning, the horizon opens up to me when I open my window. A horizon shared between the sea and the sky where nothing appears anymore. Neither boat, nor swimmer, no activity comes to disturb the calm of this vision where light alone offers a different spectacle, every day.

I sailed for two years on a sailboat, it is from there that I learned to really observe the sea, to meet its many faces, like an old friend who would have her good and bad days … The sentence of the photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto echoes me: “Whenever I see the sea, I feel a soothing feeling of security, like visiting the house of my ancestors, I embark on an observation trip”.

Today, I no longer sail, I am in confinement, but the sea still faces me, this time motionless, I receive it.

There is also the desire to be moved by a nothing, a light which enters by the panes of a window and strikes a wooden parquet, the silhouette of my sister on which plays the shadows of the garden as much small miracles around us every moment of our daily lives. Everything is calm, like at a standstill, but the desire to create never stops …

All the photos in the Lockdown series are taken in confinement.

Gaëlle Gonzalez




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