Journées is a stroll. It is visual poetry, a photographic story with an autobiographical character that offers a free interpretation of reality. The series is set on my daily journeys.
The ones we walk through every day to go to work or to go shopping. Those times when we are glued to our phones or lost in our thoughts. In a society where nobody takes the time to look at the familiar space that surrounds them, I show here that the ordinary, the mundane, the routine can be full of poetry if you take the time to observe.
The series presents around fifty images which seem to be the start of enigmatic stories. Photographic language, marked by a mixture of color and black and white, blurs the lines between dream and reality.
Timelessness and melancholy give each image the character of deliberately subjective memory. These are impressions, perfumes, sounds that break the time sequence into fragments. Fragments of a capital city hiding traces of the marvelous in the mundane and the everyday environment.
Journées is not quite Thomas Gauthier's first book, a carpenter by trade, he has been making his own books for a long time, raw and sensitive as his photography. Equipped with an old camera randomly loaded with color or black and white film, sometimes outdated, it is while walking in the street with his gaze imbued with grace that the corpus Journées by Thomas Gauthier was formed.
Thomas Gauthier's photographs question the possibilities of a poetic expression in a world producing its own ruins. Read more
Exhibitions and Festivals :
2020 : Photo Is:rael (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2019 : Entre deux, Galerie Prisme (Paris, France)
2019 : Festival Les Boutographies (Montpellier, France) 2018 : 1925, Galerie Prisme (Paris, France)
2018 : Festival Pierrevert (Pierrevert, France)
2018 : Fragmento, Galerie Mercier & associés (Paris, France)
2021 : Urbanautica «Urbanautica Institute Awards», catalogue
2020 : Urbanautica «Extinction, the world without us», catalogue