Lieux-dits | Elise Prudhomme at Studio Galerie B&B

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Black and white photograph of the moat and enivrons at Château de Tanlay, Burgundy, France.  Analog photography series entitled Lieux-dits by Elise Prudhomme.
Black and white photograph of succulents in a minimalist style kitchen using house plants for interior decoration. The family Cactaceae in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Analog photography series entitled Lieux-dits by Elise Prudhomme.
Succulents, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Lieux-dits [Said Places] | Elise Prudhomme

Photographic author, Elise Prudhomme, uses her many cameras to explore the possibilities and limits of the medium. Her subject matter varies from Landscape, Portraits or Interior Spaces but throughout there is a humor, irony and an appreciation of the surreal.

Her latest exhibition is Lieux-dits. This is a French toponymic term that literally translates as “Said Places”. It refers to small geographical locations that bear traditional names often based on some characteristic of the place, its former use, or a past event. These photographs represent events as well as places, as in a memoir. One single shot was not enough to express the feeling engendered by the locale. Through a creative use of multiple perspectives and points of view to generate diverse reference points, the emotions associated with these toponyms are anchored in memory.

Photographe auteur, Élise Prudhomme explore des procédés créatifs de photographie depuis la prise de vue jusqu’au tirage. La matérialisation d’idées sur un support sensible inspire le traitement du sujet qu’il s’agisse d’un espace intérieur, d’un paysage ou d’un portrait. Intéressée par la capacité des appareils analogue ou numériques à capturer l’espace et créer l’illusion, elle maîtrise le medium dans l’expression surréaliste de son environnement.

Dans sa série Lieux-dits, la photographe Elise Prudhomme nous fait partager des moments de sa vie quotidienne.  Elle raconte de courtes histoires à travers des superpositions d’images.  Ses photographies panoramiques révèlent de multiples perspectives prises de différents points de vue qui ancrent dans la mémoire les émotions ressenties. L’esprit du lieu prime sur la perception visuelle, évoquant les rencontres, les  évènements vécus, et les lumières qui composent ces lieux-dits.

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