CREATIVE STUDY: Fabrice Poussin's Photography

December 31, 2018

CREATIVE STUDY 

Fabrice Poussin 

collection of photographs 

 

Artist's Statement:

 

The (following) photographs I sent are part of three different collections. "Gateway to Her Secrets," is a more recent piece. I photographed the Delicate Arch in Utah early in the morning. The great American West is one of my favorite places, and Utah tops the list of those states. I have been going there regularly to try and capture the sites under different conditions.

 

 "Gateway to Her Secrets"

 

Each summer I have a different project, and this last one took me on a 16,000 mile trek through the Western States.

 

 

"No Time for Words" 

 

Another project was "The Ice Experiments." "No Time for Words," "Secret World," "She Loves It," and The Last Chapter," are all part of this project. In the garden near my home, I used a number of found objects, such as books, broken windows, and natural flowers to create a sense of unity between the world as it once was and as it is much later.

 

"She Loves It"

 

 "Secret World"

 

 

Composition, light and color are of course essential to me, as they may be for all photographers. The goal of these images is to give the viewer an opportunity to find peace in my creation.

 

 "The Last Chapter"


 

 

The final piece "Sweet Dreams my Dear," is part of an ongoing project within which I photograph things as they have been set up by others. Here, light, shadows, and the use of black and white enhances the contrast and power of the scene. 

 

"Sweet Dreams my Dear"

 

 

 

 

In a sense all photos carry with them the possibility of a dream for the viewer so he/she may be transported as if he/she were reading a novel while seeking escape and rest. Simple as they may be, the images should lead the viewer to contemplate every small particle that constitute them, so he/she can fully participate in the resulting work. 

 

 

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Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications. 

 

 

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