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> Impressions Nocturnes <

The atmosphere of a city strongly differs at night from the one during the day. This assertion is even more true in old central Europe cities, which seem to be even more anchored in they past during the night. Stories and History are mixing together and can be found at each street corner. By going deeper into the night, one can hear the ambient brouhaha slowly vanishing until a pure silence imprisons the whole city. Giving paradoxically the alone and lonely street-wanderer a feeling of oppression. R. Dejarnac (c) 2014.

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> Nipponshi-dori <

Nipponshi-dori represents the imaginary street in Japan where these authentic photographs were taken. This neologism was created to establish a unity in space for all those images and could be translated as "the street of a Japanese city". R. Dejarnac (c) 2017.

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> Spirit of Japan <

The idea behind this series of photographs is to showcase the culture, the tradition, and the history of Japan from the perspective of minimalist objects or scenery depicted in black & white photographs. The monochromatic tone translates the timelessness the Japanese civilization is plunged into for thousands of years. R. Dejarnac (c) 2017.

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> 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. 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 : the film noir. 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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