Joël DENOT: Japanese tale (Récit japonais)
In contrast to a photograph that seeks to represent or transfigure reality, Joël Denot's images focus on the essential elements of photography: light, colour and the relationship to time.
Since 1991, Joël Denot's research has been based on a purely photographic gesture, carried out entirely during the shooting. He elaborates these from different light intensities, from a controlled and coloured light to a saturated light that dissolves the colour in the white. Joël Denot produces one series per year consisting of about thirty pieces, alternating large formats, always produced in a single print (on cibachrome paper), and smaller snapshots (Polaroids or Fuji paper).