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Publication date : 2022/06/01
Weight 640 g / Dimensions 20.5 x 26 cm / 96 pages
The photographer Christophe Maout invites us to rediscover the birds of the cities from the windows of his Parisian apartment while the country is in lockdown in 2020. He sets up a very particular device combining a pair of binoculars and a camera which takes us back to the origins of the medium. These round images evoke 19th century photography, that of the first Kodak cameras, but also its very essence: the optical image circle projected onto the sensitive surface. Varying the times of the day, the orientations of the sun and the species of birds, Christophe Maout reconnects with the ornithological tradition of observation, while adding an artistic gesture in the framing and the color. It thus transports us into a universe of lightness, alternating points of view, between skies and building roofs, with clouds and the horizon as the only visual cues.
This book is part of the “Des oiseaux” collection, which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre provides an original essay to accompany each set of photographs.