"Löyly", Filigranes Editions, 2013
Monographic book, with a text by Dominique Baqué. Released on November 12th, 2013. 192 pages, hard cover, english+french.
Regular edition : 37€
Limited edition including a signed and numbered 18 x 24 cm original print (30 copies) : 400€
"Löyly - a Finnish term for the steam that rises from icy water when poured onto burning stones, passing from a liquid to a gaseous state. But the term also means ghosts – a taste of things to come... In the Löyly series, we see a dark rock rising up and blending into the sky, undeniably bringing romantic painting to mind, along with a menacing tornadolike double cloud and chilly frozen landscapes. But also many young people seen from behind, often with tattooed bodies, daydreaming or withdrawn – somewhere else; a very pale young man with glacier eyes and raven-black hair, like a recurring apparition in the series, and the sublime face of an androgyne with a dreamy, melancholic look, lost in an inner world, with a half-closed expression and a sensual mouth open for a word or a kiss that won’t come. (...) The androyne delicately rests a beautiful ephebian head on a velvet cushion with one arm tucked under, offered and already withdrawn, disappearing like a fleeting, desirable apparition." Dominique Baqué (extract)
Book coproduced by : The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, Finland) / Galerie Les filles du calvaire (Paris, France) / Pavillon Vendôme (Clichy, France) & Olympus France