The Photography of Guillaume Lemarchal

French photographer Guillaume Lemarchal has an impressive body of work on his website. The Paris-based artist captures images that tell tales of things that have passed. Photographs of deserted buildings, abandoned boats and discarded objects might show us a glimpse of places in the present but they also hint strongly at the things that were once there; the things that have now gone.

For me, Lemarchal’s work is about absence; it is about the stories we don’t know and it’s about the things that were once there. There’s a poetry in his work and there’s something interesting about how he presents mans relationship with nature. In these photographs, landscapes are destroyed but their destruction isn’t a violent or aggressive one, instead these places are simply left to linger and decay. It’s a fascinating body of work and one which is well worth checking out.

December 4, 2012