After Silencio and Vestiges d’empire, photographer Thomas Jorion continues, in this opus, his questioning of buildings and places in ruins, abandoned by men.
He surveyed Italy from north to south, from Piedmont to Sicily, passing thru Venetia and Tuscany. He returned with surprising and timeless images of mansions, villas, palaces dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries, and long since fallen out of favor.
This forgotten heritage surprises with the richness of its decorations barely altered by time: stuccoes, bas-reliefs, paintings …
Sometimes, the almost incongruous presence of a bed or an armchair reminds us that these often overgrown spaces were inhabited.
Thomas Jorion captures these places in natural light, without retouching or staging. Striking images of an Italy frozen in time.
Thomas Jorion is a French photographer, born in 1976. Self-taught, he works in natural light using a large format 4×5 ’analog camera. He loves crumbling buildings, stripped of their function and their original splendor, which gain under his gaze a new aesthetic appeal; he thus questions materiality and temporality. Thomas Jorion has already published Silencio (2013) and Vestiges d´empire (2016) with Éditions de La Martinière.
Thomas Jorion : Veduta
Published by Éditions de La Martinière
320 x 260
Abbaye de Cluny
octobre 2020 à février 2021
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
36, rue Falguière
Du 4 au 28 novembre 2020