For the past fifteen years, Stéphane Mahé has been conducting an intimate and pictorial photographic work that reveals an interior journey that is both timeless and free. His series Somewhere unfolds a powerful dreamlike and cinematic universe where wandering becomes a photographic quest. “It’s a place where time is fading. A place where the physical contours of matter disappear. Here photography finds the delicacy of the nineteenth century pictorialists. In his proposal, Stéphane Mahé opens a window on an impalpable elsewhere and invites us to take a step aside, in search of a second reality. Somewhere on the edge of the world. The place, the time does not matter … Here, he/she who looks interprets, invents, tells his/her story. Somewhere is a sequence of images that are articulated like a feverish breath in which each photograph is autonomous and offers the possibility of a beginning. Somewhere is of course somewhere: somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow, somewhere between the corner of the street and the end of the field; a place familiar and yet, with a small detail, so different, that...
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