> 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.
On a full moon night... - (click on the photo for lightbox view)
One streetcar suddenly stops in crash
Three men disappear into the night
Two of them take a narrow dark street
The silhouette of the third man is seen passing before the theater
His shadow is heading into the dodgy area of the city
Someone is hidding at the end of the street
[sound of steps resonating in the quietness of the night]
The two watchdogs have picked up the scent of someone
Harry takes a shortcut that only him knows
He hurries his stride along the river
and he vanishes in the maze of suburban blocks of flats. The End.