What surfaces in photographs of Sophie Elbaz is this immediate time when the invisible force behind the presence, be for a specific time which is never the same, nor ever quite another. A hidden human surface; the body is without shape, mood, hope, aspiration, if they are discernible only to the beholder. A veil,still: the human stands behind, or he tries to unravel it, to part. Sometimes it is inert – perhaps happy, dance of the veil that obliterates, satisfied withcontemplating its texture, its freedom, its mystery. Or his own confinement.Whether it live! That what is before being overtaken by the passage of time, the storm of life or the simple movement of the air.
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