“Icons” photo series

The “Icons” series is a collection of architectural portraits – made in France, Denmark, Germany and Canada – where each building is extracted from its environment and immersed in azure echoing my childhood memories on a small island in North America where the sea and sky were an omnipresent backdrop. It is the juxtaposition of two monumentalities: that of the raw materials of the modern city and that of the oceans and the sky.

From this confrontation will be born, I hope, a transformation of our collective gaze towards the city and its architectural incarnation. The composition of the works is inspired by the rules of photographic portrait taking the buildings as subjects; it thus seeks to bring out the singularity of each and everyone of them, as opposed to the urban continuum.