La Valeur Evocative
2016 - Ongoing
Any photographer, I guess, is obsessed with details,
patterns and visual connotations.
In this series, I gather elements of both pictures I've taken
or vernacular photography from my own personal archive.
Looking at these images more closely, various elements catch my eye.
Working in diptychs bouncing off one another,
I highlight parts of the images that had a strong visual appeal
and numerous connotations.
Like visual vestiges, neglected, underrated elements of the picture
are now brought to light and given a new purpose.
They are no longer a part of a bigger image, they become the image itself.
Out of context, these frozen moments are transcended
instead of becoming tainted.
Images can be fascinating - their evocative potential turns them
into sorts of visual Madeleines de Proust.
A tiny fragment of image resonates with greater strength
and wakes up buried memories.
Illustrating my visual obsessions,
these close-ups are the rebirth of overlooked photographs.
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