Informazioni sul libro
Seeking for a long time words to express this sharing of experience that are the photographic narratives without text or legend, John Berger writer and art critic, revealed to me the deep meaning in this short text from his book
« Another Way of Telling: A Possible Theory of Photography. »
London, Bloomsbury, 1982 :
« In a sequence of still photographs, however, the energy of attraction, either side of a cut, does remain equal, two-way and mutual.
Such an energy then closely resembles the stimulus by which one memory triggers another, irrespective of any hierarchy, chronology or duration.
In fact, the energy of the montage of attractions in a sequence of still photographs destroys the very notion of sequences (the word which, up to now, I have been using for the sake of convenience). The sequence has become a field of coexistence like the field of memory.
Photographs so placed are restored to a living context : not of course to the original temporal context from which they were taken -that is impossible- but to a context of experience.
And there, their ambiguity at last becomes true. It allows what they show to be appropried
The world they reveal, frozen, becomes tractable. The information they contain becomes permeated by feeling. Apparences become the language of a lived life. »
A purpose that drives and guides the creation of my books.
Funzionalità e dettagli
A photographer and creator of books, with a penchant for visual worlds, rich in colour, Pierre Gély-Fort extends his love of travel through the books he designs and lays out himself. Without texts or legends, the geographical locations become the pretext for an artistic expression, outside of a traditional narrative documentary or photo-journalistic document. The author reveals his travels and encounters across a range of countries by means of an emotional gaze and an inherent, underlying dialogue. Pierre Gély-Fort is a Frenchman, born in Algiers, who has lived in different parts of the world for over 25 years: Asia, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia. He studied at Les Gobelins (Paris) and took a number of masterclasses with Klavdij Sluban. An encounter with Agathe Gaillard encouraged him to pursue his passion for creating artist’s books. Pierre Gély-Fort takes his inspiration from colour photography and the artistic evolutions of colour analog film photography.