Portraits De Villes Vues Choisies (Postcards), Paris
THE HEART OF CITIES BEATS DIFFERENTLY ACCORDING TO THE GAZE OF THOSE WHO WALK THROUGH IT
Portraits De Villes invites you to hear them beating through the heart of an artist. These rare moments are like postcards you collect.
Portraits De Villes ™ is a collection of books published by be-poles. The guest artist is offered a carte blanche to illustrate the city of his choice. Each Portraits of Towns is a unique journey guided by the singular look of an artist, recognized or emerging, who was chosen for the richness and sensitivity of his vocabulary.
In 2007, the be-poles ™ studio created this collection with a particular artistic demand, both on content and form: from the color of blankets to format, papers, white spaces, typography and finishes, all Details have been designed to best serve the image and its history.
"Whenever I come back to Paris, I jubilate at the idea of resuming my Vespa. I love riding on the docks, taking the tunnels, passing the monuments ... I fixed my 4X5 room on my scooter. I trigger by rolling or at the red light. One photo at a time. I stop to change movie plan.
Patrick Messina has been working since his beginnings with a photographic room whose creative possibilities have enabled him to create a universe recognizable among all, whose images have a reduced sharpness and unusual areas of blurring.
Born in 1967 in Paris and graduated from the Ecole Louis Lumière, Patrick Messina makes his first photographs for Libération, Télérama and Les Inrockuptibles, and imposes his own semantics in the various fields of image (press, advertising, corporate communication ). His recent personal works in the field of urban landscape (New York, Hong-Kong or Paris) or on rural territories (Iceland, Coteaux du Languedoc, Gulf of Morbihan) impose him as an artist who excels in testifying to an experience Intimate spaces.