2023 — France
About this series
The world awakens as I sit on the Marais-Vernier belvedere, in Normandy. As time flies by at dizzying speed, it stands still. I am reminded of the evanescence of a moment when I see the sun piercing the horizon.
Several hours later, as I gaze out over the refinery and port area of Le Havre, I see images from Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi.
Do we witness the emergence of a new world where the elements earth, water, air, and fire have merged into a great maelstrom, osmosing together? Is it a universe in which anthropic bite has given way to a new era?
This work isn’t trying to establish a representation of the real world, but rather to develop a new mental landscape through the effervescence of the Seine estuary. Throughout, man remains a stakeholder in this questioning evolution. The delicate balance of this sublime machine remains vulnerable.
Stanislas Augris was born in 1976. French musician and photographer, he lives in the outskirts of Paris. He studied music at the American School of Modern Music in Paris and photography at the Ateliers des Beaux-Arts. His photographic work was born from the desire to transform everyday urban places into abstract paintings, graphic structures uncorrelated with their reality.
His works has been shown at Minimal Gallery in Berlin (Germany), in the Siauliai Art Gallery (Lithuania), in Deauville Planches Contact Festival 2022 with Photo4food Fondation (France). His photographs have been published in T, Le Temps magazine, Better Photography Magazine and Jazz Magazine. He is the winner of the Minimalist Photography Awards 2020 in the Abstract category.