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Prince of Wales #5, - Followers - Limited Edition 4 of 10


Prince of Wales #5, - Followers - Limited Edition 4 of 10 Photograph

Hegemon Chaignon


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Size: 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0 D in

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Prince of Wales diving, #5 - "Followers", 2010 Digital Pinhole photography 50x70 cm, original ultrachrome inkjet print on velvet paper, signed and numbered, ed. 4 of 10 Sténopé numérique. 50x70cm, tirage original ultrachrome sur papier Velvet, Signé et numéroté 4 / 10 ex. It was half afternoon, I was struggling with the hard August sun... I decided to leave the beach and have a walk to the old part of this France's south west city to have an ice cream or something refreshing... As I was walking along the parapet a band of young friends stopped here and started to jump in the sea.... My photographs are intended to be a timeless, universal medium to bring back the personal memories of each. I work on memory, dreams and memories. I try to reproduce the somewhat vague, blurred "mental images" without details that our brain produces when we dream or when we try to remember a face for example, we have few details, few elements and yet we identify it immediately, we recognize the person, the image. So I chose to work with pinhole for its lack of sharpness and its ability to abstract unnecessary details, thus allowing to appropriate it. French version : C'était le milieu d'après midi; harassé par un soleil de plomb du mois d'Aout, je décidais d'aller dans le vieux Biarritz pour prendre une glace ou quelque chose de rafraichissant. Alors que je longeais le parapet, une bande de jeunes amis s’arrêtèrent et, profitant de la marée haute, ils décidèrent de commencer une session de saut dans l'océan quelques mètres plus bas... Mes photographies ont pour vocation d’être un support intemporel, universel pour faire remonter les souvenirs personnels de chacun. Je travaille sur la mémoire, le rêve et le souvenir. J'essaie de reproduire les "images mentales" un peu vagues, floues sans détails que notre cerveau produit lorsque nous rêvons, en souvenir ou quand nous essayons de nous remémorer un visage par exemple, nous avons peu de détails peu d'éléments et pourtant on l'identifie immédiatement, on reconnait la personne, le lieu, l'image. J'ai donc choisi de travailler au sténopé pour son manque de piqué et sa faculté de s'abstraire des détails inutiles permettant ainsi de se l'approprier.

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Size:27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0 D in

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Hegemon’s work revolves around the concept of immediate memory of happiness. Capturing memories when they are born, photographing the retinal persistence, halfway between reality, memories and dreams. My latest series are made with digital pinhole photography to illustrate this persistence of vision and memory, between blur and sharpness, between photography and painting. The pinhole camera is a simple camera that provide an image by passing light through a tiny hole for the lens. This technique also called “Camera obscura” (dark room) was invented in Persia around the year 1000, and is widely used by artists, especially from the Renaissance. In 1514 Leonardo da vinci said :”Leaving the images of illuminated objects penetrate through a small hole in a very dark room then you’ll catch these images on a white sheet placed in this room”. In a way associate a pinhole and a digital camera is a pure anachronism. This historical paradox make photography and painting closer by obtaining this very particular rendering of a technically sharp picture with less details, skies and skins that seems to have been painted with a brush.

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