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In its pictural aspect, ”Natural Dreamer” tries to make the spectator feel the heat coming up from these landscapes : vertically framed snapshots, shade, grazing lights, catching light and colours as a painting.

Drôme Provençale

Une rivière coule entre des arbres, contraste entre la fraicheur de l'eau et la chaleur lumineuse des feuillages.
La Paillette, Drôme Provençale.
paysage, un petit arbre atire l'œil vers un horizon lointain bleuté, un grand ciel bleu.
Rousset-les-Vignes, Drôme provençale.
Paysage constitué de plusieurs bandes de couleur, en bas les lavandes en fleurs, ensuite différentes teintes de verts et enfin le ciel bleu pâle.
Montbrison, Drôme provençale

These photographs are based landscapes from the countryside, structured by the humain hands, landscapes shaped by plantations of vines, crops, aromatic plants.

The treasures of this market-gardening agriculture are in the interplay between patches of land, springs and rivers, plantations of fruit trees, mulberries and truffle oaks. Here reigns an atmosphere of a nourishing earth, sown and tilled.

In its pictural aspect, ”Natural Dreamer” tries to make the spectator feel the heat coming up from these landscapes : vertically framed snapshots, shade, grazing lights, catching light and colours as a painting.

Une grande variété de vert constitue l'ensemble de cette photographie, différents feuillages, differents arbres : peupliers, chênes trufiers, forêt
Montjoux, Drôme provençale
Quelques arbres au premier plan ensuite un champ de lavande dessine l'ondulation du paysage.
Bouvière, Drôme provençale
Pont de Barret, Drôme provençale
Un champ de céréales au premier plan, quelques haies entraine notre regard vers le lointain.
Visan, un matin de juin
  • Une grande variété de vert constitue l'ensemble de cette photographie, différents feuillages, differents arbres : peupliers, chênes trufiers, forêt
  • Une rivière coule entre des arbres, contraste entre la fraicheur de l'eau et la chaleur lumineuse des feuillages.
  • Quelques arbres au premier plan ensuite un champ de lavande dessine l'ondulation du paysage.
  • Un champ de céréales au premier plan, quelques haies entraine notre regard vers le lointain.
  • paysage, un petit arbre atire l'œil vers un horizon lointain bleuté, un grand ciel bleu.

Natural Dreamer

This series is probably the most oriented towards my childhood, towards these hours looking after our goats. Sheperd is a strange work : It probably developped my taste for observation and encouraged my dreaming spirit tied up to my pole.

Spring is a very happy time : the goats have plenty of foodstuff and do not run from one end of the country to the other one like in summer time, the sun is kind, the grass soft and high is a marvelous mattress, the sky is deep blue and carries big white light clouds, the new baby goats like to climb over you, playing.

All this has gone but I shall keep in mind the immense pleasure produced by the different green colours of grass, new leaves and all the different texture between deciduous trees and the darker but fragrant pines.

I wanted to share this pleasure of looking around us. The series linger on to summer time, intense heat, to lavender and that so particular blue-purple.

When I am working I start with an idea : make landscape photos with a vertical frame; green colour; the sky; a river … You work, you look for something; you find, you don’t find anymore, you work, you search; you find and one day, as you would finish reading a book, you take the ending picture. Surprisingly, I remember very well this moment : I shot it in Rousset-les-Vignes, not far from our place, I had been going round and round all the afternoon long taking average pictures and I came to this place as if I felt it was the right moment, I loved this view : a small valley bellow the village, I park my Motocycle, an old Pan European, and I find summed up in front of me my will to live : all along this work I had somehow felt that trees in the landscapes could be compared to characters, in the way it adapts his environment : this one strong and high in the rich lands and this one fighting for life cracking rocks with its roots, growing where nobody is waiting for him.

That day in Rousset, I found my self-tree, its foliage dynamic as swirl, overlooked obedient layers of stones, on the opposite side some gregarious reeds, some lines of vines in the foreground. Far away, we can see a magnificent shading of blue mountains which throw you high up in this late afternoon sky.

After this photograph, I had said what I intended to say and I was happy.

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