Serge Picard explores the various technical possibilities and limits of photogaphy: its production, its time, its decomposition, its space, and its eternalisation of faces. Easily transitioning from portrait to landscape, from nude to material studies, from colour to black and white, from Fresson printing to Polaroid negative, he treats his subjects with an endless depth, only wanting to better understand photography itself.
Landscapes from the "Edges of the world", between the land and sea which they explore, could have been realized with a calotype by a contemporary photographer of Gustave Le Gray. But it has been realized nowadays, with their fine greys, stability of the space always shut in a closed frame, organized auround the skyline in the perfect rules of classic composition. Those landscapes push us at the limit of romanticism, in a slow and heavy time, only animated by winter lights.
Serge Picard's photographs are illustrating Nathalie Papin's text...like Nathalie's Papin's text is illustrating Serge Picard's photographs. In these pictures, we found a research work on the photographic aesthetic : bodies are material at the disposal of the author...a bit like words are the first material for writing.
The tray that shelters the Parisian museum, wanted by president Pompidou, was a hot issue when built at the end of the years seventies. Serge Picard walks along with his camera, making little difference between the exhibited artworks and the architecture of Renzo Piano and richard Rogers... between the centre itself and the people that are going there.
Serge Picard explores through many technical approaches, the potential and limitations of photography, its production time, the decomposition of space, its perpetuation. From portraits to landscapes, from nudes to materials study , from color to black and white, from the Fresson prints to Polaroid,he treats its objects in depth. Whatever his approach, formal or thematic, his images are indatables and remain mysterious and enigmatic. It captures the eye to bring it to get lost between memories and imagination, absolute happiness and possible nightmare.
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