Time suspended by Gabriel Bauret Antoine Passerat has been developing personal projects for more than fifteen years on the sidelines of his commissioning work for brands related to the luxury industry, mainly perfumes and cosmetics. Within the framework of these orders, the constraint is great, the pressure strong, the time is short. If the image is the culmination of a practice specific to the know-how of the photographer, it also participates in a collective reflection and culture: beauty and sensuality are staged according to precise codes, the representation of the body responds to the aesthetic canons which impose smooth curves and shapes, subtly gendered sexuality. This series on hammams, like other personal research by Antoine Passerat, certainly responds to his desire for escape, an escape outside the territories of fashion and advertising; but she also embodies a vision of humanity, a philosophy that echoes an inner quest. It is through an exchange with an artist friend who is interested in the particular sound world of hammams linked to the presence of water, that he undertakes in 2012, mainly in Istanbul,...
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