"We could define a vertiginous instant, that moment in which the illusion of a linear time is suspended in an arrest that, far from being decisive, is rather an indecisive hesitant, a tension unbearable, like that of those who are paralyzed and at the same time attracted to emptiness...."
The vertiginous instant is that moment in which the illusion of linear time is suspended. This stopping of time is far from decisive, it is rather more like hesitating, or the experience of an unbearable tension, like that of who is both paralysed and attracted by emptiness.
La Vertigine is a short visual essay on the photographer’s ambiguous material and psychological relation with the abstract notions of space and time. It is an exercise in the dissection and refashioning of his immediate surroundings, in which the eye of the viewer is constantly lured into the space in between the pictures.
Design by Paolo Berra Text by François Couturier
48 Pages 19,5 x 28 cm soft cover black saddle stich binding 500 copies