“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.
Where do we go, what do we see – 2011
As a young boy, I always wanted to know where the roads around my home were going. What was the best way to go from one point to another? What road was supposed to be closed but you could eventually use it in some specific spots? And so on… Then it made me feel “home” – wherever that was – was the place where you would know where all roads are going, and where they would end… The discovery of these roads was first by foot, then by bicycle. In the end, I finally got to use a car, as…
In the heat of the night
The call usually wakes you up in the middle of profound sleep at night. In the excitement you just jump into yesterday’s clothes, put a fistful of film rolls in your pockets and dash out to the action scene with your camera at the ready. A fire is always very easy to locate: its phantasmagoric gleam guiding you like a lighthouse from kilometres away.