Guillaume Amat: Open Fields – Mirror Landscapes

Guillaume Amat: Open Fields – Mirror Landscapes
International Photography Grant 2019

Guillaume Amat, born in 1980, based in Paris.  He is dedicated to long-term projects which produce photographic narratives. Aiming to adapt the camera to the subject and the way in which to narrate a story by using different types of cameras, formats and sensible surfaces. With his images he build stories which navigate between documentary and poetry. In 2007 he joined Millennium Images Ltd (UK) and in 2008 Signatures-photographies agency.

About his ‘Open Fields’ project, Guillaume says:  For the project I wanted to work on the concept of territory as a space and the photographic act itself. Performed with a 4x5inch camera and 6×7 medium format the ‘Open Fields’ serie questioning the  landscape representation and the notion of his capture with a mirror measuring 80x120cm (31,5×47,2 inches) and placed in situ. The mirror comes reconstruct the landscape with the outframe in front of it, creating a double interpretation. Used in painting the mirror here is a way to explore the limits of the photographic frame by the recursive image and multiple compositions lead by the mirror.

Website: guillaumeamat.com

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

Open Fields © Guillaume Amat

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International Photography Grant 2019