Photographing a castle otherwise than to show the castle.
In the autumn fog, it seems ephemeral and out of time, nestled in the heart of a forest, along a stream, like a jewel in a specially created case, impressive in size and decor. Swallowed up in this soft haze that melts it in its intact landscape, at the first light of dawn, it reveals itself, little by little, magical and majestic.
My photographs of Chambord Castle explore the perspective of the place with its unique atmosphere. The landscape, bathed by a subtle and vaporous sfumato, takes on a new dimension. The contours and proportions of this enigmatic castle are softened, lost mysteriously in the mist, giving free rein to the imagination. It is no longer a castle that we see, and the interaction between the building and the fog becomes a photographic subject in itself.
The series is made in black and silver white to better translate, highlight the atmosphere so special.