Benjamin Perron

À l’envers des nuages il y a toujours un ciel

Négatifs argentiques et impressions contacts sur papier photosensible (2021).

This large-format photographic project is a reflection on photography and its connection to the representation of reality. On the one hand observed reality, and on the other the reality in our memories. Nature is central to the history of large-format photography, just as it is in our memories. Photographers and memory seek to index, but in each case they are unable to reproduce the lived experience of nature. In the face of this fact, the photographs made for this project are preserved as negatives or contact printed directly onto light-sensitive paper exposed to the sun. The undeveloped and unfixed images produced in this manner will continue to change, dissipating over time, like an evanescent memory.