This work is a questioning of the notion of the decisive moment, a concept formulated by Henri Cartier-Bresson in the introduction to his first book of photographs "Images on the run" in 1952.
These images aim to be an « other » decisive moment, out of step from the expected.
Cought with an outstretched arm, they also put the chance in the foreground of photography, chance exposing shooting accidents, in just as much the unpredictable result as in the foreseen one, happy or unfortunate.
It’s this search for happy occurrences, this quest for fertility of fate, this aptitude to welcome accidents like so many small secular miracles which have been put together here.
Here, one finds the "fautographie" dear to Man Ray or Denis Roche.
A reflection on the visibility of the hidden can be found here, where the hidden is equivalent to the shown, in order to avoid the usual show of visibilities.
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