Marius Vazeilles’ Book Cover
The genesis of the book cover dedicated to Marius Vazeilles was born from a dream, a vision of an elegant man, adorned with a hat, moving gracefully through the forests of Corrèze. However, it is important to note that this image was not initially intended to represent Marius. When I captured it, I did not know it would become the face of the work.
The photo session, in the heart of raw nature, was a deliberate exploration of a character from another era, walking through woods steeped in history. Every detail, from the simple hat to the natural light, was an attempt to preserve the essence of the initial dream—an homage to those who walked before us, finding and constructing their philosophy in communion with nature.
The photo, though originally not meant for the book, resonated uniquely with the essence of Marius Vazeilles’ work. The decision to include it as the cover came naturally.
Aerochrome employs infrared film that captures wavelengths invisible to the human eye, especially in the infrared part of the spectrum. In the context of artistic photography, this results in astonishing outcomes, with colors often altered and tones that evoke a different, almost magical reality.
Aerochrome adds an artistic and symbolic dimension to the image, transcending ordinary reality to create a unique atmosphere. The specific tones of aérochrome were used to emphasize the depth and mood of the scene, creating an ambiance that goes beyond mere photographic representation.