Text by Sonia Voss
26,5 X 28,5 cm
Soft cover with flaps
French - English
Standard Edition: 38 €
Thomas Klotz is a French photographer whose first book Northscape was published by Eyd in 2019. It is when the photographer multiplies the returns in the north of France to see his dying father he began the project, as an emergency to stay active. Northscape is the photographer's pictorialist pilgrimage to his native region.
Observer of detail, Klotz endeavors to capture the plastic aspect of the most ordinary places or objects and to reveal their fantastic beauty. A bleeding wall, a corner of a blind that flies away or bushes marked by identical imprints are all simple elements which, through the frontality of the frame and the liveliness of the colors, become unreal and phantasmagoric.
"Everything is a sign of a human floating caged in an overurbanity. We track down the residues, the rubbish, the walls left to the chances of Dadaist appearances. Between faded forms and haunted shadows we hang a forgotten crucifix that has become part of a fortuitous composition. household products. The sudden strangeness of a factory, of a barrier or a wire-mesh store, banal human fabrications captured by the singular eye of Thomas Klotz forces us to look differently at the vivid vestiges of modernity. "
Thomas Klotz's second book EVE, la montagne et la jeune fille published by Eyd editions in 2019 is a tale about the anxieties of a father and his daughter and the difficulty of growing up.here