Julie Baijer and Camille Brasselet, our readers picks #305, have both mastered the art of composition. One captures the geometric lines of urban spaces, and the other highlights the contrasts between the human body and its environment.
“Séoulite was born out of my roaming in the South Korean capital. The series’ images evoke passage ways, crossings… ‘Crossing’ is here defined as the transition between a beginning and an end, a spatial or psychological action”, says Julie Baijer, 20, currently studying photography at Louis Lumière. The young photographer has created – over the last 10 years – a minimal body of work inspired by architecture. “My deconstructed vision started to make sense when has was confronted to architectural works in the professional world. The slowed down confrontation with these static and timeless giants enabled me to create something out of some fundamental elements: lines, textures and contrasts”, she explains. With Séoulite, Julie Baijer highlights her love for geometric compositions and shares her strolls in foreign lands.
© Julie Baijer
From Normandy, Camille Brasselet studied fine arts before turning to photography. “I think my aesthetic was inspired by numerous pictorial influences. I picture my own images as flat tints, forms and viewpoints”, she tells us. Fascinated by the human body and its place in the environment, the artist started producing À côté in 2018. A graphic series capturing silhouettes – often naked ones – frozen in a coloured space. “I pay extra attention to framing, composition and colours: I would not say this is about perfection but rather about seeking the photographic form as I perceive it. Fulfilling, with a dull, strange, tenderness”, she says. Dominated by pastel tones, the universe built by Camille Brasselet plays with our perceptions of reality and capture a surreal and delicate space.
© Camille Brasselet
Cover picture: © Camille Brasselet