Shadowgraphy

Portfolio : exhibition – à la verticale de l’ouest (2005)

We are in 2004, China meets again the west in the business lounges of Shanghai or Paris. My last film rolls are covered by pictures of contrasts with a taste of modern ying-yang, mobile phones used by cyclos, modern building floating on a sea of old style food stands.
By this exhibition, i want to tell the story of another meeting, where the central Asia meets the Far East, at the exact place where, in the past, the fuzzy Chinese western border was disapearing in the taklamakan desert sand dunes. All these pictures (except one) have been taken in the Xinjiang province, located at the north west of Tibet and far west of China. Frames are vertical 24×36, shaping doors between two worlds.

Nous sommes en 2004, la Chine rencontre à nouveaux l’occident à Shanghai ou bien à Paris, mes derniers négatifs sont couverts de photos de contrastes, téléphones portables aux mains de clyclos, échoppes au pieds de gratte-ciels, caricatures de ying et de yang. Dans ce portfolio c’est une autre rencontre que j’ai voulu illustrer, celle de l’Orient avec l’Extrème Orient, la où, autrefois diffuse la frontière ouest de la
Chine se cristalise dans les sable du taklamakan. L’unité de lieu de cette sélection de seize photos est la province du Xin Jiang située au nord ouest du Tibet. Le format choisi est un 24×36, vertical, comme autant de portes entre deux mondes.

 


 


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This exhibition was initially featured on BOP Website in 2005 ( see this link).

BOP is an association whose goal is to promote film photography. It offers each member virtual space for their online portfolio and also aims at organizing collective paper exhibitions and publishing booklets. All BOP members are passionate photographers who aim at achieving high standards for each picture together with artistic coherency in their exhibitions.