Silver gelatin photography and old process
A singular discovery of French sceneries
Unique and impaired landscapes
that are more an experience than a place,
arousing our closed emotions.
A moment where imagination and reality are set up.
Parisian, Philippe Bréson is born in 1960.
He has been passionate about photography since he was 10 years old.
After a long career as a photojournalist, Philippe teaches and lectures photography in Art schools in Paris.
His photography strangely stirs the viewer in a vintage aesthetic. The landscape is fleeting. It's more a moment than a place, an impaired mark of a personal, private and singular experience.
"The beautiful panoramas and the fantastic views do not move me. I prefer the paths which lead nowhere apart from my own history". PB
Behind the scene:
Let's discover how Philippe Bréson works with these 2 videos.
Mnémosis, a serie dedicated to the memory of the World War I battlefields
His last collection presents the battlefields of the Great War where now everything is calmed down. The woods are silent. The ground rests, finishing the slow digestion of the iron.
"Philippe Bréson has chosen to intervene directly on the negative of a place for which he lengthily gathered materiel. As if photographing a landscape was a deconstruction work. In his memory's rewriting, Jacques Derrida's thought is not far: "At the beginning was the ruin"'. Gabriel Bauret and Laurent Loiseau - Beaux Arts Magazine - November 2014
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