Alain Cornu, "Sur Paris"
French photographer, Alain Cornu, invites us to a contemplative and exalted trip on Parisian rooftops!
Paris wouldn't be Paris without its distinctive rooftops: the most vivid and romantic symbols in the collective memory. We all have the images of shadows and rays of light escaping from a window at night. Through his photographs, Alain Cornu gives a real tribute to urban landscape. If it seems at first sight figurative, the series of pictures turns out to be a fierce example of abstraction, as the photographer follows his own emotions to tighten up the frame of its shootings to details/to give a closer attention to details.
For over 7 years, almost every week, the "alpinist-photographer" climbs on a new roof and sets up its large format camera. Through long exposures under a cloudy night, he captures the theatrical side of the romantic city, letting lights from the moon and the city through the shutter. While some artists chose to paint panoramic views of the city, as did Cézanne and Van Gogh, Alain Cornu exposes the corners and hidden nooks, the skylights and alcoves we would normally overlook.
Size : 19,2 x 24 cm