“They never adopted the name for themselves” is a never-ending series from Stéphane C. He has been working on it for years. It forms an enigmatic piece of work which may be quickly perceived as drifting away from plain documentary. On the contrary it should be approached as a personal quest, expressionist and poetic, where the technique used (analog photography, vibrant imagery, blur, highly contrasted black and white, enhanced grains…) produces pictures close to paintings. Images which suggest more than they show.
Author: Stéphane Charpentier
Stéphane C. exhibits at the Musée de la Photographie de Braga (Portugal) during the festival Encontros Da Imagen, starting September 17th, 2011. He participates in November 2011 to the collective exhibition "Atlantica Colectivas" of the biennale FotoNoviembre de Tenerife (Spain). A slide show of his pictures (13 min) can be seen at : http://vimeo.com/23934882