American West (USA)
Fabien tracked down ghost towns and lonesome gas stations with an interlude in between gigantic wild landscapes. In all those places there is one thing in common; no human activity. The only portraits are those of abandoned cars and solitary rocks. What seems to interest Fabien is the imprinted trail; the one left by tires in the dried mud, the remains of infrastructure standing in the wind, the erosion on the cliffs. He portrays relics–whether they’re human or mineral–with the same purpose, which is capturing the emptiness left by the passage of time.
….the imprinted trail; the one left by tires in the dried mud, the remains of infrastructure standing in the wind, the erosion on the cliffs.
Fabien was born in Paris. Growing up as a lonely child, he keeps himself busy drawing futuristic urban landscapes and joins the “école du Louvre”. Meanwhile his father shows him analog photography and Fabien teaches himself the basics. Then he spends a decade producing experimental music and starts taking pictures again while travelling. His practice gets more intense when he switches for medium format, which allows him an accurate mastering of light and frame.
Still life pictures are his favorite training, using it as a method to show the invisible better. Fabien’s work remains confidential for a while, then in 2018 he starts to sell his first big prints.
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