The Print Atelier is enthused to present Eglantine Lavogez and her diptych series titled "Getting Closer".
"Minimalist and graphic, this is my gaze on the city and its details. This is how I can sum up this series." - Eglantine Lavogez
Eglantine Lavogez is a very young photographer, fresh out of school, who’s based in Paris. She photographs cities and their suburbs. After spending a while in a renowned Paris school of photography, she finally decided to pursue her photographic journey on her own.
Her vision is characterized by a search of daily aesthetic and harmony to be found through her immediate environment. Eglantine’s eye got refined by the ceaseless scrutiny of exhibitions and master’s books as the likes of Mark Cohen, Ralph Gibson & Ernst Haas… As so many before her, she wonders around town, searching for an element or a structure that will catch her eye and push her to stop. Photography allows her to get away from a confined universe and to create her own rules. The strength of her photographs resides in their spontaneity : nothing is forced, nothing is reflexive, everything is about instinct and the present moment.
"Minimalist and graphic, this is my gaze on the city and its details. This is how I can sum up this series. I take photos for the aesthetic pleasure, it feeds my graphic view of the world, I don’t do it to document. I use my camera as a tool to give order to daily uproar, peace to the frenzy, and a way in which to give the gray city some color. Playing with colors and materials, I try to put my focus on detail, cut to the essential and give relief to heaviness. After all, who says we can’t find excitement in the boredom of routine?" - Eglantine Lavogez