5 – 17 November 2019 OPENING Tuesday 5 November at 6 pm GALLERY HOURS : Tuesday – Friday from 3 – 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 2 – 7 pm Lieux-dits [Said Places] | Elise Prudhomme Photographic author, Elise Prudhomme, uses her many cameras to explore the possibilities and limits of the medium. Her subject matter varies from Landscape, Portraits or Interior Spaces but throughout there is a humor, irony and an appreciation of the surreal. Her latest exhibition is Lieux-dits. This is a French toponymic term that literally translates as “Said Places”. It refers to small geographical locations that bear traditional names often based on some characteristic of the place, its former use, or a past event. These photographs represent events as well as places, as in a memoir. One single shot was not enough to express the feeling engendered by the locale. Through a creative use of multiple perspectives and points of view to generate diverse reference points, the emotions associated with these toponyms are anchored in memory. Photographe auteur, Élise Prudhomme explore des procédés créatifs de photographie depuis la prise de vue jusqu’au tirage. La matérialisation d’idées sur un support sensible inspire le traitement du sujet … Read More
Exhibition opening of Lieux-dits at Studio Galerie B&B I am so pleased to be exhibiting this new photographic series entitled “Lieux-dits” at Studio Galerie B&B in Paris, France. Here are a few photos of the exhibition and opening and below is a video that shows the installation. Wall space being limited, we will continue to change out different prints from the same series starting tomorrow night. These large format pigment prints on Awagami paper are made from 6 x 18 cm film negatives and all effects are made “in camera”. Installation vidéo Exposition du 5 – 22 novembre 2018 Vernissage le mardi 6 novembre de 18h à 21h Studio Galerie B&B 6 bis rue des Récollets – 75010 Paris email@example.com
Lieux-dits | New series exhibited at Studio Galerie B&B Photographic author, I use a variety of analog and digital cameras to explore the possibilities and limits of the medium. While my choice of subject matter varies from Landscape, Portraits or Interior Spaces throughout there is a humor, irony and an appreciation of the surreal. My latest series is titled “Lieux-dits”. This is a French toponymic term that literally translates as “Said Places”. It refers to small geographical locations that bear traditional names often based on some characteristic of the place, its former use, or a past event. These photographs represent events as well as places, as in a memoir. One single shot was not enough to express the feeling engendered by the locale. Through a creative use of multiple exposures to generate diverse reference points, the emotions associated with the “Lieux-dits” are anchored in memory. Taken during travels, when my sensitivity to my surrounds was most acute, they relate tales of encounters, lights and foreign languages during an adventurous time in my life. Lieux-dits | Nouvelle série exposée au Studio Galerie B&B Photographe auteur, j’explore des procédés créatifs de photographie depuis la prise de vue jusqu’au tirage. La matérialisation d’idées … Read More
Exhibition Opening of Exposed [À découvert] Using a medium format film camera, I conceived, shot (using myself as a model) and hand-developed these photographs during travels in the United States, Italy and Switzerland from 1988 – 1991. The silver-gelatin prints were made by myself in a traditional analog darkroom in 2014 – 2015. You can see this series during the Mois de la Photo OFF (Photography Month OFF) from 28 March to 23 April at Studio Galerie B&B in Paris, France. Here are a few images of the exhibition and opening. Studio Galerie B&B 6 bis rue des Récollets – 75010 Paris firstname.lastname@example.org
Exposed [À découvert] exhibited during Mois de la Photo OFF from 28 March – 23 April 2017 In the midst of a garden, of the forest, perched on a tree branch or lodged in the shade of foliage, the naked body, divinely animal, inscribes itself in the order of nature. But is there a place for it in the order of the real? The artist does not seem quite freed from this nostalgia of fusion with the maternal realm. For a moment, hidden at the top of a tree-refuge, she becomes a bird. The photographer’s eye forges unceasing images of a paradise where recovering the voluptuousness of flight proper to creation is the greatest desire. – translated from the text by Patricia Bourcillier Exposed is the first part of a body of work that I began in the 80s on the exploration of self and the photographic medium. It is followed, in the 90s, by a more intimate series called Self-consciousness. Au milieu d’un jardin, de la forêt, perché sur la branche d’un arbre ou lové à l’ombre du feuillage, le corps nu, divinement animal, s’inscrit dans l’ordre de la nature. Mais y a-t-il sa place dans l’ordre du réel … Read More
Exhibition Opening of Exposed [À Découvert] | Studio Galerie B&B Here are a few glimpses of the exhibition opening for my new fine art series Exposed [À Découvert]. We had a fabulous time! There was barely a crumb left for a mouse at the end of the evening and the fogged in windows told the “tail”. This series is on exhibit at Studio Galerie B&B in Paris from 8 – 25 December 2015. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm. Studio Galerie B&B 6 bis rue des Récollets 75010 Paris
Studio Galerie B&B Exhibition in Paris | Exposed [À Découvert] Thirty-eight limited edition black and white silver-gelatin prints from the unpublished series entitled EXPOSED will be exhibited for the first time at Studio Galerie B&B. Opening: Thursday 10 December at 6pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm Trente-huit tirages noir et blanc gélatino-argentique en édition limitée d’un travail inédit intitulé À DECOUVERT seront présentés pour la première fois à Studio Galerie B&B du 8 – 25 décembre 2015. Vernissage: Jeudi 10 décembre à partir de 18h Horaires d’ouverture: mardi – vendredi 15h à 20h, samedi 10h – 20h, dimanche 10h – 18h
Sands of Time | Exhibition at Nordkraft Concept-Store in Paris The exhibition Sands of Time at Nordkraft Concept-Store runs from 4 – 29 November, on the occasion of the Rencontres Photographiques du 10ème. The selection of analog 8×10″ contact prints, as well as larger format 50×60 cm archival quality digital prints, can be purchased by contacting Elise Prudhomme directly. Nordkraft – 20 rue Lucien Sampaix – 75010 Paris
Sands of Time In recent photographic studies, I have been exploring the theme of the sentiment of nature. Raised in a family of architects and passionate gardeners, I am interested in an art of nature capable of encompassing both garden and landscape. This new series of large format pinhole photographs, Sands of Time, excerpt from an ongoing project on the development of the cultural landscape and the emergence of a new picturesque in the Cotentin, includes work done on historic Tatihou Island*, where layers of symbolic material trace the constant evolution of man in his environment. * Tatihou Island, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral, is managed by the Conseil Général de la Manche. Sables du temps Récemment, j’explore le thème du sentiment de la nature au travers d’études photographiques. D’une famille d’architectes et de jardiniers passionnés, j’étudie l’idée d’un art de la nature en mesure de rassembler à la fois le jardin et le paysage. Extrait d’un projet en cours sur l’évolution du paysage culturel et l’émergence d’un nouveau pittoresque dans le Cotentin, j’expose aujourd’hui une série de sténopés, intitulée Sands of Time, qui inclue le travail réalisé lors d’un séjour sur l’Ile de Tatihou*, où les couches de … Read More
Entre Côtes | Photography Exhibition at Studio Galerie B&B From December 9, a sea wind will blow on Studio Gallery B&B at the occasion of the exhibition of two photographers, Entre Côtes. Elise Prudhomme presents a new series of large format pinhole photographs entitled Sands of Time, extract of an ongoing project on the evolution of the cultural landscape and the emergence of a new picturesque in the Cotentin. From the Atlantic coast to the inland, Philippe Bachelier walked his cameras through the Basque country on both sides of the Pyrénées. His black and white landscapes, printed silver-gelatin paper, recount the changing lights of the ocean and the perennial energy of nature. A partir du 9 décembre, un vent iodé soufflera sur le Studio Galerie B&B à l’occasion de l’exposition de ses deux photographes Entre Côtes. Elise Prudhomme expose une série de sténopés grand format intitulé Sands of Time, extraite d’un projet en cours sur l’évolution du paysage culturel et l’émergence d’un nouveau pittoresque dans le Cotentin. De la côte atlantique à l’intérieur des terres, Philippe Bachelier a promené ses appareils photo dans le Pays Basque, des deux côtés des Pyrénées. Leurs paysages en noir et blanc, tirés sur papier … Read More
One thing leads to another… My appearance on January 1, 2014, in waders with an 8×10″ pinhole camera and tripod slung behind my back, on the Grand Grève of Granville sollicited curosity by a gentleman stroller-by. An enthusiastic member of the Granville Photo Club, he asked if I might be interested in demonstrating use of this particular pinhole camera (the Harman Titan 8×10). Pinhole workshop at the Granville Photo Club, France In April 2014, I made a presentation of large format pinhole photography to the interested members of the club, followed by a portrait session using color slide film (result above). Working with an 8×10″ camera has always tempted me, however the weight and unweildiness has not. I have found an adequate compromise in the large format pinhole camera which is lighter weight and easy to carry on my back if I am trekking. The negatives can be made into contact prints or scanned and enlarged. I am currently testing cyanotypes with these pinhole negatives and love the result.
Parisian Prom Portraits Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose – Gertrude Stein I was asked to photograph a Parisian school prom and the theme was The Roaring 20’s. Two outdoor studio setups, a 4×5 film camera, a Hasselblad digital back and a tennis club. It was a challenging technical adventure and a wonderful portrait opportunity!
My conquest of space To close the 2013 season primarily dedicated to my photographic work Yours, mine, Le Nôtre’s, I propose a medley of my hobbies and my world, bonified by time like a Christmas Pudding. If a theme were necessary, it would be around landscapes whether rural or urban, and our modest or massive footprint on this earth. This is also an opportunity for me to revisit places that have built my relationship to the world (the United States, Italy and France) and evoke ongoing projects: You’ve Got Mail, The Glorious 30’s. Finally, I present a selection of findings from daily work that fill me with joy as a photographer. Ma conquête des espaces Pour clore la saison 2013 principalement dédiée à mon travail photographique Le tien, le mien, Le Nôtre, je propose un pot-pourri de mes marottes et de mon univers, bonifiés par le temps tel un Christmas Pudding. S’il fallait un thème, il serait autour des paysages qu’ils soient champêtres ou urbains et de notre modeste ou imposante empreinte sur cette terre. C’est aussi l’occasion pour moi de revisiter des lieux qui ont construits mon rapport avec le monde (les États-Unis, l’Italie et la France) et d’évoquer … Read More
Christmas Pudding, a photography exhibition at Studio Galerie B&B Studio Galerie B&B associates, Elise Prudhomme and Philippe Bachelier, present Christmas Pudding: thirty-four color and black and white limited edition photographs (silver gelatin prints and c-prints) – choice photographic morsels to savor without moderation! The selection of work by Elise Prudhomme revolves around the theme of space conquest – landscapes whether rural or urban and our modest or massive footprint on this earth. Opening on Thursday, December 12 at 6pm 10 to 22 December 2013 at Studio Galerie B&B, 6 bis rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris, France.
Exhibition Self-consciousness during Mois de la Photo Off | Studio Galerie B&B With the patronage of le Mois de la Photo Off, the series Self-consciousness is on exhibit at Studio Galerie B&B, 6bis rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris, France from 12 November – 30 November 2012. First prize winner of the 2012 Grand Prix Riedisheim Réponses Photo Epson, Self-consciousness is making its debut in Paris.
Exhibition texts | Series Self-consciousness Self-consciousness To the question « who am I » we are tempted to provide an answer that refers to the body. The body is what may be shown, what is seen by others, what can represent itself. It is not so much a question of knowing who we are essentially that matters here, but rather how and by what means we gain recognition from others. Through this work with self-portrait, I recount a young woman’s search for self-awareness. Positioned as witness, the camera plays an important role in the stages leading there; inciting both self-discovery and self-revelation through the construction of her own image. Auto-conscience A la question « qui suis-je » nous sommes tentés de donner une réponse qui nous ramène vers le corps. Le corps est ce qui peut-être exhibé, ce qui est vu par les autres, ce qui peut se représenter. Ce n’est pas la question de savoir qui nous sommes essentiellement qui importe ici, mais ce par quoi nous trouvons une re-connaissance. Par ce travail d’autoportrait, je raconte la recherche de la conscience de soi d’une jeune femme. Placé comme témoin, l’appareil photographique joue un rôle important dans les étapes qui … Read More
My series Self-consciousness exhibited at the 25th Salon Photo Riedisheim My photo series, Self-consciousness, was exhibited at the 25th photo festival in Riedisheim (a French town in the Upper Rhine) during the month of March. I include a couple of photos of the show, some street shots of Riedisheim and images of Jane Evelyn Atwood’s exhibition installation. Her photographs were printed on waterproof tarpaulin and exhibited outdoors with stunning results. This year, Jane Evelyn Atwood is the patron of the festival and jury member of the Grand Prix Epson RP contest on the theme “feminine”.
Grand Prix Epson Réponses Photo Winner My photography series Self-consciousness is the Grand Prix Epson Réponses Photo winner for the theme “feminine”. This series is the subject of a two-page article in the February 2012 magazine Réponses Photo. Réponses Photo, France. (February 2012; number 239) p. 32-33.