L’odeur du buis

l'Abbaye de Jumièges par Bernard Plossu

L’odeur du buis

l'Abbaye de Jumièges par Bernard Plossu
"With Isabelle Roby, we questioned the specificity of your approach to Jumièges. What struck her, is the fact that you’re not gone immediately, as photographers often do, in his heart, c that is to say, in the Abbey, but that you have started circulating around. She rightly said that your work was more involved a walk through the landscape. you Crossed person, or at least you do not seem want to deal with any presence on the site. When you look at your contact sheets, we imagine you shoot while walking, or walking, photographing, and we see that this is the park space that inspires you in first, the monument comes second, in the background. "[]

[] "Obviously the sky occupies a large area in your pictures. A sky that, in this case, is gray, but not sealed, so rather neutral and does not constitute an event visually. And what one notices almost immediately, they are the birds going around. I think this is a pattern that you heart: you had me gleefully spoke one day of exposure that you had made ​​in Bordeaux on theme. At Jumieges, one is struck by the presence of these birds that inhabit the monument. It was only natural that you enter the fasses your frame. They appear as punctuation, accents that animate the space of photography. are they carry for you a special meaning? "[]
Extracts from a correspondence between 
Bernard Plossu and Gabriel Bauret
Département de Seine-Maritime
Hors Collection
170 x 230
Relié couverture cartonnée
40 photos duotone
64 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-247-9

Bernard Plossu


Plossu Bernard, born in South Vietnam in 1945, he grew up surrounded by photographs of the desert taken by his father when he went skiing on the dunes of the Sahara in 1937 with Roger Frisian-Roche. Modesty, sensuality, emotion, joy, here is what is the “sap” that already permeate the images of the self that landed in Mexico in 1965 and 1967 to join his grandparents. Travel as a Mexican issue 15 years later its editor Claude Nori. A book that, as the creator of Ed. Contrejour has become a sort of bible for a generation suddenly uninhibited by his freedom of tone and its intimate and poetic vision.
Gabriel Bauret collaborateur et rédacteur en chef de plusieurs magazines photographiques, est aujourd’hui commissaire d’exposition et auteur d’ouvrages .
Farid Abdelouahab is a writer, art historian and curator born in 1965. Today it has signed more than twenty beautiful books.