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Alexandre François collects bleak, beautifully grainy observations of his surroundings with a rhythmic pace. His pictures feel placeless, only unified by a certain kind of light and matter. They achieve to unite stone and concrete, broken glass and gravel, cliff and pavement under one same sun-drenched light.
Alexandre, also known as the mysterious ccclxxix, is a self-taught photographer living in Paris, after some years spent in the South of France. With Clara Prioux, Margaux Roy and Fred Lahache, he is one of an unexpectedly growing group of talented Parisian photographers on these pages, who all help me feel a little more connected to where I came from despite the distance. I can’t wait to meet them all in person one day.
This new Study Hall has been long overdue! I’ve wondered a few times if I should “kill” that category, but there are so many good readings out there and I can’t bring myself not to share them. So I really hope someone somewhere will enjoy these as much as they deserve! Happy Sunday.