New York Dream, a dream-like vision of the “Concrete Jungle” by photographer Xavier Dumoulin.
“Going from dream to reality was not possible. I preferred to keep it blurred in an attempt to capture the essence of these panoramas by detaching myself from the harshness of the symbol.”
By choosing the north American megalopolis as the subject of his latest series, Xavier Dumoulin, a nature lover who puts his environmental concerns at the centre of his work, has preferred to render the all too violent reality more abstract. The concrete and steel jungle, the energy consuming beast and giant of waste generation, New York -independent of its attraction- is an ecological nightmare.
Hence the motion blurring effect, present throughout the series: the only way for the photographer to distance himself from the harsh reality and only capture the emotion emanating from the beauty of the city, tall, vertical and brimming with perspectives. In the series “New York Dream” Xavier Dumoulin provides us with “an impression, a sensation, a New York dream.”
About the artist :
Xavier Dumoulin’s photographic work focuses on very current environmental issues and discloses, incredibly poetically, a growing dichotomy between man and his environment. Light pollution, global warming… his photographs testify to an ever more invasive human presence and even a parasitic one for nature, which is inevitably transformed as a result of it. Xavier Dumoulin lives and works in Pau, France. His work has obtained several awards.