Renaud Dejarnac


- True illusions -

At night, a city behaves completely differently than during daytime. We can hear the sound of our steps echoing in the empty streets. Everything is only shadows, impressions, illusions... The darkness combined to the fatigue accumulated during the day blur our vision of reality. It makes us witness events in slow motion. Were they real events? Or was it just pure fantasy? We are floating in between dream and reality. Life becomes furtive...

This photographic series is articulated in the style of filmmaking often met in the post-World War II era: crime dramas with stark high-contrast lighting effects, tilted camera in pure Expressionistic style, and a cynical, noir (anti-)hero presenting a moral ambiguity, a fatalistic outlook, and an alienation from the society in a bleak atmosphere. This collection of analog photographs, shot in Prague streets, shows the thin border between fiction and reality and reveals that a fictional story can be easily created from real facts... and vice versa.

R. Dejarnac (c) 2015.

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