A land without shadows: Fabien Fourcaud and the sunny Coney Island

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Fabien Fourcaud is a French self- educated photographer born in 1979. He spent his childhood on the French Riviera and has been living and working in Paris since 2007.

His approach has been influenced by his former responsibilities as Creative and Experience designer in the field of 3D and virtual reality.

Gilles Deleuze’s writings paved the way to his defining a new concept of representation and photographers party to the exhibit New Topographics, such as Stephen Shore and the Becher’s, weighted significantly on his practice of photography.

Fabien Fourcaud focuses on endlessly tracking breaking points as well as blurred areas within landscapes. He bears particular attention to non-places and likes to highlight the thin barrier between presence and absence.

The way he treats his images, which are significantly desaturated, gives the feeling of a near-picture and questions the very fine limit between things real and virtual.

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About ‘Land without shadows’:

Everything starts with the light. Your eyes are wide open and things look so different. But you don’t know if it’s coming from you or the land.

The Native American inhabitants of the region, the Lenape, used to call Coney Island ‘Narrioch’ meaning ‘Land without shadows’ because of the all day sunlight presence on the beaches.

Once you see it, you walk and you shoot. Starting to find your style as a photographer can merge from an encounter, killing the mentor, a lot of work or just finding the right light, at the right moment, at the right place and fall in love.

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www.fabienfourcaud.com

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