Reportage : Hauterives has mainly fame at the Ideal Palais of Factor Cheval. Then one day in 1879 le facteur Cheval, as he was known, tripped on a stone. reactivated his secret dream of building a palace – a fantastic castle.
This fantastic castle is the subject of this photo essay, in this serie, I examined artifice as a device for blurring the limits between reality and fiction. For this project, I wished to let in the spectator into an imaginary, mysterious world. What disturbs in this series it’s the absence of horizon. There is in these images no notion of perspective. The space is condensed, the blurred prospect. Bluish tints given to the images push the spectator in a parallel world, and give a very cold, oceanic character.