THE REALITY PRINCIPLE

2002- Ongoing project (selected work)

CHAPTER II: THE POINT OF NO RETURN

 

The reality principle is a non fictionnal project divided in two series: "No one knows" and "The point of no return", both made of analog photographs that I take since I am 20. Built like a personnal documentary, these series reflect my world in two different approaches.

The meaning of what we see always remains a certain silence. In a mysterious continuity, photography brings visuality, but nothing else. We do have to interpret what we see. All my pictures tell an idea of an intimate truth, at a special moment of my life. Fragments of a reality, fragments of my reality.

The point of no return. It defines the point at which an irreversible commitment must be made marked by the impossibility to return to the starting place. It evocates time and the unlikelihood to go back in time itself. For that reason, I give the colors a way to speak about reality and tell the vibrance of life and its emotions. In a face to face with my other series, No one knows, this one is still about wandering in a neverending question, not visually, but mentally. Colors represent my mind, the way I think, they reflect my reality. The point of no return is a journey in a fragile reality, tainted by disappearance, an evocation of my own story, which has been determined by leaving everything behind, and not coming back. This series tends to aim a complex reconciliation between dream and reality.