It’s probably not by chance that for this new body of work, François Halard (b. 1961, French) chose exclusively ancient and almost entirely archeological subjects – statues, busts, and sculptural fragments. These were photographed with a Polaroid camera then re-framed, blown up, re-worked, and finally smeared with wax – and in some cases covered with words and names drawn with a brush. The photographer has fostered a passion for the Polaroid process; over the years it seems to have become his favorite medium, allowing him to experiment intimately and alchemically.
– Excerpt from the foreword written by opera director Vincent Huguet (b. 1976, French). Translated from French to English by Jeanne-Salomé Rochat.
First edition of 1,000 copies. Special edition of 50 copies, numbered, with original print, signed by the author.
François Halard : Gods First
21,5 x 27,5 cm. 48 pages. 28 color plates. Offset printed paperbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Lilac headband. Typography on front cover in yellow foil.