"I encountered the land of the Bigouden only a few days after meeting my partner, Catherine.
I was in my twenties, we had just decided to spend our life together and I had already had to go to Malaysia for several months. To seal our very young relationship, she decided to submit me to the "bigouden test", an initiation ceremony of a few days, at her grandparents' in Kérity.
From the first moment, I was literally bewitched. The smile of her grandmother welcoming us on the sidewalk, the blinding white light on the front of the house, the tray of steamed langoustines on the living room table ... then the strolls on the shore, the silhouette of the lighthouse, the stories of sailors lost at sea
Everything, my retina printed everything.
Twenty years later, here we are again at Kérity. With our two daughters.
After more than a decade of life in Paris, we are yearning for profound changes. We have considered everything: Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Montreal.
Finally, it was at Cap Caval, the southern tip of Finistère, that we decided to settle.
In Kerity, in the house of Catherine's grandparents.
Quickly, this small familiar territory provoked the long-awaited Copernican revolution. The end of Parisian commissions has enabled me to practice a more personal photography and our new environment becomes my main source of inspiration. It's about trying to express the emotions I can feel living here on the edge of the world.
I grope around, experiment with several photographic forms to escape the worn-out iconography of the seashores, boats and fishing nets. Luckily, I'm too sick at sea to photograph on board! So I stay at the quay and push the door of the hangars: auctions, shipyards, marine forges, canneries, coolers ... I discover the "On land " sector fed by the successive tides of trawlers, trolling boats and netters. Community. Manual work. Painfulness. The economic and social architecture of the territory.
And there are young people . Those who have not left "the country" but cling to it, viscerally. They intrigue me, I photograph them: the young self-employed fisherman, queen of the embroiderers, miller, fish-scaler, surfer ... why do they stay when the majority leave? They guide me on new paths and help me complete my “Bigoudene" mind map.
That’s how The Black Months was born, a fictional photographic story, an intimate representation of the territory in which my “bigoudène” and I had decided to live."40,00€
- QuickviewBooksThe LOCI collection proposes to participate in the universal memory of a place by telling in the most open way the history, the horizon, the geography of a place through the artistic and literary narrative.Northscape is the second’s LOCI publication. Thomas Klotz develops urban landscapes from the north of France where wobbly geometry and chromatic saturation give testaments to his personal commitment. As rigorous as this series of photographs is – in laying out before us a series of façades, one after another, which intersect with a few fleeting glances at some remains of nature or more rarely yet with the glimpse of an interior, to produce a cold mood that could almost be called despair – the conceptual framework never appears to have defined a priori the visual perspective of the image. - Sonia Voss Text in French and English38,00€38,00€
- QuickviewBooksA true photographic tale, this book tells the story of a young man, Daiki, whose life was entirely dedicated to his grandmother, Yukimi. Fascinated and touched by this unique relationship, photographer Akihito Yoshida, Daiki's cousin and also Yukimi's grandson, decides to document this story. He photographs daily life and over the years, we see a rare relationship being created between the grandmother and her grandson: attention, kindness, trust and attachment draw a bond of extraordinary strength. But one day, Daiki disappears without a word. Yukimi collapses, Daiki's presence fades away. What remains of this story, of their relationship, of their affection? Akihito Yoshida shows the impermanence of beings, the fragility of the bonds, the appearances that deceive, the obsessive absence of our loved ones. This work has been presented at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival, the Lianzhou Foto Festival, both in 2017, the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2018 and the Fisheye Gallery in January 2020.42,00€42,00€
- QuickviewBooksSandrine Elberg presents us her second self-published book dedicated to her photographic work composed of stellar images that she has been making for several years during these travels and experiments in her darkroom. After her first Cosmic photographic travel diary, Sandrine Elberg reveals M.O.O.O.N. and invites us to a space trip and the discovery of a new Moon. Sandrine Elberg's books are unique and unclassifiable objects: a journey into the cosmos, appealing to our collective imagination, contemplation and reverie. Through M.O.O.O.N., the artist wanted to pay tribute to Valentina Terechkova, the first female cosmonaut sent into space. The book also marks the 50th anniversary of man's first step on the Moon on July 21, 1969.38,00€38,00€
- QuickviewBooksFrom a literal point of view, it is true that one may be tempted, beforehand, to assimilate these photographs to a long tradition of scientific observation - the images that one believes are created under a microscope are mixed with those that could have been made with a telescope. Some models are similar to particles saturated with life or energy; some have an organic consistency, while others are like effusions of matter, electric arcs or molten bodies gushing out of nothing. Other circular figures could be associated with windows belonging to any exploration machine. But what really polarizes Sandrine Elberg's work around scientific principles is not so much the visual evocations, a global physiognomy, as the way she views the production of these photographs. Indeed, if the attraction for cosmic environments never fades, it is the whole operating mode that is approached in a logic comparable to that of experimental sciences, especially when it is a question of validating hypotheses oscillating between clairvoyance and surprise, or of hesitating between conscious invention and chance discovery. Julien Verhaeghe30,00€30,00€
- QuickviewBooksCharlotte Abramow’s father is an atypical and eccentric character, a doctor and a dreamer. Following a cancer and a coma that will leave him neurological after-effects, he must relearn everything and will not be the same, living in his inner world. But this whimsical character has an accomplice relationship with his daughter. And the progress in the remission of Mauritius, experienced as a true renaissance, will be a great source of energy for Charlotte to carry out this project become like a photographic game between a father and his daughter. Surrealism surfaces in many of the images that, far from sinking us into painful pathos, transport us to a parallel, light and joyful world. In the form of a fairy tale, Charlotte presents her father in the studio in metaphorical tableaux that compose seven chapters: "The Coma", "The Room", "Disorientation", "The Langage", "The Kingdom", "Surrealist interview", "The Next World". This tale doesn't translate a desire to understand this mystery, but to pay homage to it. This edition is signed and numbered on 1000 exemplars.65,00€65,00€
- QuickviewBooksNever has such a special and surprising visit been proposed. Inside the Comédie-Française are arranged - on three floors - forty boxes reserved for the sixty members and residents of the Institution. The same key opens all these boxes, each one telling a story of theatre, stage, words by Molière and other authors, rhythms, scans and sentences. In partnership with the Comédie-Française.35,00€35,00€