daguerreotype to the latest
digital camera, history of photography has nothing to do with chance.
Driven by the social issues of the emerging bourgeoisie, it has
gradually become accessible to all, an omnipresent and omniscient
mirror of our society.
Based on this observation, I wonder what
would be the nature of pictures, if our societies had evolved
differently. What would look like a world where photography
know it would not be possible? How to exercise the memory in such a
society? For the photograph does not really preserves traces of the
past, it creates a memory that contains its own subjectivity and
influences our view of things.
To explore such an idea, I wanted
to take a fresh look at the first function of photography: portrait and
self-representation. So, I created my own photographic films, replacing
plastic material with paper. This formal filter allows me to immerse
viewers in an uchronic world, very close but also very different from
ours, and then invite them to imagine another world.