“It is absolutely true that this world which seems to us on the surface of everything, is in reality the bottom of a deep ocean” DH.LAWRENCE
This series is made up of 11 wet collodion photographs, taken on aluminum plates in 18x24cm format.
“Two portraits of women come to open and close a naturalistic inventory of a now fragmented world.
Each marine element is on display, charged with its own history. Plasticized, nailed, it will probably have been an object of desire.
In the hollow of a shell, the woman listens, remembering the sound of the world.
A world thought like OÏkos, like Eco, like home”
AUTHOR: LAURENCE PAPOUTCHIAN (France)
Graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Grenoble, I have been a photographer since 1996
I worked for a long time in social photography with a particular taste for the portrait.
In 2018, I trained in the wet collodion technique, allowing me to develop personal work.
There was a need for me to rediscover the artisanal dimension of photography, then its magical dimension.
Having worked in painting as well as silver photography in the past, this 19th century process allows me to rediscover certain aspects of these two mediums.
In the digital age and on the eve of visual performances generated by AI, it becomes essential for me to pay particular attention to gesture, slowness and randomness.
The photographic act is again made sacred, the photographic object becoming precious and singular.
My various works focus on the fragility of our memories and our relationship to the world, through photographic material.
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