Insomnia is a project composed of intimate portraits of women and nocturnal landscapes, whose combination gives rise to multiple hints of stories. It evokes the suspended moments when the spirit ventures between reveries and fantasies, when the unconscious takes precedence over reality.
The photos were taken in a dozen countries, wherever the photographer traveled in France, the United States, Thailand, Laos, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, … Voluntarily not Exotic, timeless and mysterious, the landscapes offer the portraits a powerful space of dreamlike resonance.
Stéphane Coutelle photographed his models in their apartment at night, face to face, with a great sobriety of means. The result is portraits and nudes that, while venturing into the realm of fiction, touch by their authenticity and accuracy.
The exhibition takes over the eponymous book released in the spring of 2014, bringing together images made between 2009 and 2018, some of the large-format prints reinforce the cinematographic dimension.
Stéphane Coutelle – Insomnia
From October 5thto October 27th, 2018
Galerie Art Cube
9 place Furstemberg