Until 24 October 2015, Camera Obscura gallery will be showing Bernard Plossu’s Couleur exhibition, revealing a lesser-known side to his work — his colour photography. In fact, Plossu started working in colour right from the start. In 1967, his discovery of the Fresson process and the friendship he forged with this family of printers, exclusive owners of the eponymous pigmentary process, marked the start of a virtually exclusive collaboration: the greatest share of Plossu’s colour work is developed using “Fresson charcoal”. This very special rendering was an ideal medium via which to express his sensitivity and he “envisioned” colour photography through this “atmospheric”...
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