Pierre-Yves Linot invites people he meets to arrange four pebbles any way they like and he quickly shoots a picture to record their position. In a second stage, he reproduces the compositions in a new environment and he makes his final photographs.
“In this new series, I focus on the relationship between these four characters. I try to find the way they communicate with each other, the way they touch each other. Sometimes, I like to look at them as a family or a group, trying to find out something like shelter, domination, tenderness, support or kinship feeling.
I collected most of the backgrounds of the photographs along the banks of the Hudson River after Hurricane Sandy: home insulation remains, closet doors or metal signs.
This work aims to set up a refuge from the violence of the world we are living in. It tries to create a space for peace of mind and harmony.”
The 4stones began the day after September 11, when Linot gathered the four peebles from a beach in the South of Spain.