In progressMost of the works here are on the long run. Slowly working on parallel path to tell the story, to construct a visual story sometimes requires weeks, month, years before these will be shown out in the world.
Here are a few glimpses of what is coming up.
Dreams of a Silicon FutureAn alternative look at California, between the Silicon Valley up north and the appearance-focused Hollywood south. This work tries to express how the arrival of new cybernetic philosophies and all-connected virtual worlds, but also the world of appearances with its visual-let-believes have transformed or Human values.
The term 'Silicon Valley' was first used in early 1971 and referred to as a region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It also projects since dreams of a technological future. Hollywood on the other hand has created a world heavily build on appearances and physical self-transformation to nourish the projections we make of ourselves. One world tries to transform our relation to the physical-world by creating virtual shortcuts to interact and enhnace our understanding, the other has physically consolidated archetypes for what we must look or act like. Both slowly converge into a transparent mesh of images and feelings, where boundaries between reality and virtuality slowly evaporate.
This photographic includes photographs taken from the eighties to the present day and tries to recall in a sensual way to what lays underneath that mesh of technological and financial companies and endeavors.
A keynote in French was given at the Leica Summit 2022 in the Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern, Switzerland (link to site) and used this project as an illustration on how to elaborate your own unique narrative practice.
Matière NumériqueHow does a photographer assert his point of view in an abstract photograph? While research on the analog medium has been going on for years, the advent of digital photography has brought a new substrate to photographers' works.
Film grain transitioned to the digital pixel and while the first renders a refined lattice through complex chemical reactions, the latter is usually thought to be defined by the shape of its electronic sensor.
Digital-matter, however, isn't simply a group of adjacent square (or rectangular) pixels, it is a complex lattice created by not only the bayesian matrix used for color reproduction but also of electro-magnetic artifacts from the electronic sensors, screens, and circuits but also of the software and mathematical transformations resulting from the electronic signal conversion and treatment.
'Matière Numérique' is the most recent part of this photographic research on digital-matter (matière numérique in French). It focuses on the photographer's point-of-view and composition when looking at an abstract digital photographic substrate. Recursive zooming on a single-pixel ends up to a near-infinite number of complex visual worlds and objects, which I photograph as if they were a more traditional subject, revealing personal style and sensibility.
Ongoing with a 1000+ serie developing online at http://matnu.me . You can follow Matière Numérique on Instagram as it evolves.
And read more about the concepts behind on Medium.com:
'Matière Numérique — a few thoughts on digitalmatter / digitalgrime: a photographical perspective.'.
A book is available for the first generation of photographs in this work (check the "books" section of the site). Current generation is the ninth.
Multimodal PhotographyMultimodal photography is a photographic technique consists in capturing the scene using different modes that are fused together in post production. Ich mode consists of a set of technical parameters including chemical processes and/or digital apparatus that are used to photograph the subject and scene. The second part of the process tends to integrate the different nature and sensibilities of the original matter into offering a richer rendering of the real world, including imperfections and distortions.