Christophe Jacrot is back at Artsight with his breathtaking photos !
30 September - 9 October 2023
For those who missed his exhibit in Stockholm November 2021 or June 2023, Christophe is a French film director and photographer who has been shooting adverse weather conditions around the world for many years. Leaping on to planes to reach epic storms just as they start, often enduring incredibly harsh conditions himself whilst highlighting the ferocious beauty of nature.
Christophe manages to capture the particular nuances of light, the dramatic tension of adverse weather conditions by adopting an approach that is intentionally pictorial and emotional.
The resulting images are just breathtaking.
"In my opinion, there are two ways of capturing the world for a photographer; on the one hand grasping its horror, and on the other sublimating it. I have chosen the second. More specifically, I like the way rain, snow and “bad weather” awaken a feeling of romantic fiction within me, mainly in the big cities. (climatic excesses are another topic). I see these elements as a fabulous ground for photography, an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. This universe escapes most of us, since we are too occupied getting undercover. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow, into the eternity of the climate ..."