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Julie PEIFFER

6, 09m, Crue de la seine 

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11h53 © Julie Peiffer

Série : 6,09 m - Crue de la Seine - Paris, 2016

6, 09 m - Crue de la Seine

Photographies : Julie Peiffer

 

Série réalisée à Paris, la nuit du 3 au 4 juin 2016.

 

11 h 49. Panique à Paris, la Seine déborde. Elle culmine à 6,09 m. L’eau zèbre le quai du métro et une brume pesante enveloppe le coeur de cette ville dont les contours deviennent flous. Dix minutes suffisent à la photographe pour saisir l’atmosphère d’une nuit si particulière.

Julie Peiffer

Julie Peiffer has always been a photographer. Even when she had only her eyes for a camera. It is no coincidence that the first pictures she broadcast on her Facebook page were initially grouped under the title "In my eye (#DansMonOeil) » .

From her mother, Julie holds the rule, the limit, the structuring, and the framework. From her father, the movement, the journey out-of-fields, and the overflow. It is on the side of this aesthetic- the sensorial educational confrontation and their alchemy, as much as their contrast, that we seek what animates, in the Latin sense of the term, the gaze of Julie.

That of the child she was, and who was eagerly posing. On this world from which a part was hidden, in order to protect it, she was already questioning the adult doors, arousing all curiosities.

From withdrawal, from abstraction, was born questioning, the play between shadow and light, this primal vocabulary of photography, which she later nourished by "frequenting" the work of Man Ray, by Eugène Atget or André Kertész, among many others.

The look of the one that today reads our urbanity, our hic and nunc, raises the question mark, exposes the rhythm, the punctuation, "between the lines".

The gaze of those who manage to reveal the obviousness, finally exposed, invisible as it was to the passers-by too busy in our own lives, in the heart of our insomniac cities, at the heart of our lives, our bodies, those washed by too many rains and storms.