Curator’s Monday 139 - Tumblr Artist

Christophe Jacrot | on Tumblr (France)

Christophe Jacrot is a French photographer and filmmaker who has developed an art project on the weather in major cities. “In my opinion, there are two ways of capturing the world for a photographer; on the one hand grasping its horror, and on the other sublimating it. I have chosen the second. More specifically, I like the way rain, snow and “bad weather” awaken a feeling of romantic fiction within me, mainly in the big cities.” Jacrot’s approach is deliberately pictorial and emotional. He sees these elements as a fabulous ground for photography, an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. This universe escapes most of us, since we are too occupied getting undercover. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow, into the eternity of the climate. Our sincere gratitude to showslow for this Curator’s Monday and Benoit Ciron for some additional information.

[more Christophe Jacrot | Curator’s Monday with showslow]