In the beginning
Gilbert Garcin sold period lamps. A master of artificial lighting. That was before. Tasselled chandaliers, high-tech standing lamps. Even before he became a photographer, Gilbert Garcin was no stranger to the spotlight. In the daytime, he competed with the southern sun in his commerce of a thousand lamps. In the evening, he cancelled out the sky and shrouded his incandescent shop in darkness. Switching on, and off. On and off. Gilbert Garcin long hesitated between night and day.
In 1989, the expert in lighting finally cut free and took down the bakelite light-switch. The former luminariste closed his business in Marseille and reduced his playing field to a small black box, that of his camera. At the age of retirement and bifocals, Gilbert Garcin doted himself with one cyclopean eye. He became both lamp and switch at the same time, simplifying himself. Become an artist, he was at one with himself. […]

Extrait du texte de Natacha Wolinski
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Hors Collection
145 x 215
Relié couverture cartonnée
101 photos duotone
128 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-228-8
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Limited edition printed in 30 numbered copies accompanied by a photographic print* Barium (13 x 18 cm) signed by Gilbert Garcin.
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Gilbert Garcin


Gilbert Garcin native of Provence, began to make photographs at retirement. After an internship in Arles he discovered photomontage, where he features in different situations, in landscapes unreal. His singular style: its small theatrical feature situations have in common derision, the absurdity of the situation and a humanoid humor that sometimes recalls the theater of the absurd, by Eugène Ionesco.

Natacha Wolinski

Auteur, Ecrivain, Journaliste

Natacha Wolinski is an art critic who regularly collaborates with publications such as Connaissance des Arts, Le Quotidien de l’art, The Good Life, Air France magazine, and Marie-Claire Magazine. From 2003 to 2009, she hosted a photography-themed program titled “Mat ou brillant” on France Culture. In 2011, she published her first novel titled “En ton absence” (Grasset editions).

She frequently writes texts for Filigranes, including DaysinVichy, Echanges de vues, Walking, Echelle 1, Notices de la Corse, and Mister G.