Grenade in a Jar
Half-Light • Loic Seguin
Regular price $51.00
208 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, hb, English, Void
Loïc Seguin’s first book unveils people from the Parisian neighbourhood of Belleville, a vibrant, multi-ethnic place. He approaches locals from all walks of life, establishing a connection with them through conversation, then asks for their cooperation. The portraits in this portfolio are alternated with inscrutable street scenes and interiors. Seguin uses a harsh flash, unapologetically exposing the irregularities of inanimate objects and surfaces, thus echoing the unpolished faces that serve as metaphoric expression of their crude urban environment. The unpretentious portraits trigger curiosity. Who are these people, and how did they allow the photographer to come this close?