TIFA 2022 Architecture / Industrial

Lune Claire

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Industrial
  • Photographer
    François Pitot
  • Technical Info
    5x7 Inch Tintype Made With The Historic Wet Plate Collodion Process
  • Photo Date

Element of life, yet essential to the production of nuclear energy, water can take everything by inviting itself where it is not expected. Climate change and its share of increasingly frequent flooding, the inevitable rise in water levels, seismic activity are all threats that defy inflexibility and calm apparent of these installations. Very inspired by the poetry of MacNeice, I let see in this photograph the water which slides slowly on the walls and in the tomb of the basin preparing for a dark funeral. This work is a way of thinking about the beautiful in a disrupted world.

French photographer author, I work exclusively with photographic film. By experimenting this way, I discovered the immense richness of the beginnings of photography. I therefore gradually specialized in the photographic processes of the 19th century, Wet plate collodion, Cyanotype, Daguerreotype and Bromoil. My creative process is shaped by craftsmanship. The production of a photograph such as I conceive it, cannot be done otherwise than by the contact and the intimate proximity of the raw material. Wood, aluminum, glass, paper, liquids and chemicals.