At first glance, these objects may look like planets but they are actually photos of the bottoms of frying pans.
Jean-Baptiste Courtier is a young photographer working and living in Paris. Originally from North of France, he arrived in Paris searching for something, but without any precise idea. After working in radio stations and sound studios, it was when he started working in a model agency that his interest for photography was born. Courtier’s work corresponds to something fun that he dreams to see in real life. He shoot his pictures in a traditional way with a large format camera, 4x5 films. His photographs aim to capture something he has done in the real life and represent a personal challenge, like a performance or a magic tric. Courtier wishes to express through his work some kind of poetry: “Frankly, I’m quite égoistic in the way I work. I want to have the pleasure of recreating the images that exist in my mind and prefer to let the viewers to create his/her own story around the picture.” Please visit artist’s website or follow his Tumblr for more discoveries. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Mar-2013)
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