Philippe Calandre started out as a cabin boy at age sixteen, roaming the seas for years before anchoring in France for medical reasons. Stuck on land, he founds the means to escape through creative photography , which he decided to make his job, alternating between personal projects and press photography. For the series Fiction Factories, Calandre took cement factories as his subject. He begins with highly objective architectural shots, then uses them to create fictional, timeless factories that are closer to toys than “concrete” factories.
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