Mers du Nord, 2007-2015
The Mers du Nord project is photographic travel which goes from the coasts of the English Channel to the coasts of the Baltic Sea.
The very notion of travel, wander and action on the field is inherent in my photographic work. This is how I immerse myself of a place, that I feel it and translate it.
This photographic series is a kind of repertory, a comparative and aesthetic landscape/environmental study.
It illustrates the fragile immensity of northern coastal landscapes: the majesty of these fjords, mountains, long fine sand stretches, verdant valleys, glaciers, tundra, forests… From these infinite, almost timeless spaces, swept by sea air, comes a peculiar atmosphere, at once poetic and melancholic.
These abrupt and purified landscapes permeate my subjects with silence, plenitude, and almost unreal in-between. This suspended world invites the viewer to put himself in a condition of contemplation.
Realized thanks to the DRAC Lorraine, the PEJA (Programme Européen Jeunesse en Action) and the RAVI (Résidences Ateliers Vivegnis International de Liège).