The landscapes of the Grand Canyon in the United States cannot leave anyone feeling indifferent. When you contemplate for the first time the Colorado River that meanders more than 1,600 meters (5250 feet) below, you are literally captured within in the spectacle that awaits in front of our eyes.
I have always been fascinated by these unique scenes in the world. To create my art photographs, I spent weeks wandering the north and south shores of the Grand Canyon. These fine art photographs were not created during a single trip. They are the result of deep research and demanding work that has taken a long time.
To contemplate the Grand Canyon is to relativize my life and rediscover the essentials. Admiring the forms that have been dug for thousands of years, I say that finally, I have plenty of time to complete my personal projects. There is no point in rushing. I understand better than anything that I must turn away from those who say that time is accelerating with the rise of the digital world. Some people try to make me believe that the digital world is a way of being and living. This is a mistake and an illusion. The digital world is just a set of tools that help us live differently. These are just tools that improve the quality of life; they are nothing else.
The landscapes of the Grand Canyon show me what the reality of life is: it takes time to create the foundations of a life. Everything is just a question of experiences and learning. The colorful geological layers are the image of a life: layers that form upon each other to finally create a well-made and well-balanced life.
Time is not accelerating in our modern societies. This is because many have become accustomed to flitting and moving from one occupation to another via the computer, tablet or phone that they think everything is accelerating. It is a mistake.
The Grand Canyon shows me how to build a rich and solid life.
This collection of black and white photographs was created with my theme « shades of blacks and whites« . I wanted to show ethereal, dreamlike scenes by highlighting the variety of shapes, structures and textures. Black and white allows me to create artistic photographs where the superfluous has no place.
Contemplating the infinite horizon from the cliffs of the Grand Canyon is an invitation to relativize my actions, my life and the events of the world. Imperturbable, the river continues to meander and dig its bed in the most friable relatives. Nothing can stop it. It is the image of life that continues whatever happens.
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