Contemplation

"Stop for a moment, let yourself be absorbed and consider the object to be contemplated. Move away from these mirror images, superficial which account for the void to be filled. Move away from disposable images that can be consumed without hunger and that manipulate our daily life. Return, to nature, to travel, to the vastness of the world and to a humanity that nourishes and uplifts the soul rather than enslave it... "
In a mise en abyme, the spectator is invited to the contemplation of his fellow man who in turn contemplates the world, to participate, to indulge in reverie and at least for a moment to suspend the frenzy that can sometimes inhabit him. . A dialectic is staged between presence and absence, man and nature, thought and emptiness to question the deep meaning of what surrounds us. The framing reflects a shot at human height, the dialectic also arises from man to man, from oneself to oneself and poses the question of introspection. The distance between the photographer and his subject leaves room for this reflection, it is not a question of judgment but of a free space for this thought which gives life and appeasement. (2018)