Julien Coquentin is a photographer living and working in Le Mas, France. Julien is one of those photographers that likes to submerge himself in a series or subject, working on it for months or years to comprehend a subject completely and create the best work possible. The series I’d like to show you today is one of those projects, called The Dead Zone.
In The Dead Zone Julien explored the French countryside where he grew up, a place that contains many memories of his childhood. The memories are al contained in Julien’s head, the actual locations being no more then a dead zone to him. To create the illusion of something more Julien build a large black cube that he placed in the scenery. Julien on the cube:
“I naturally thought of a black cube, because it seemed to me that it would be the simplest form to make, and then it came to refer itself to the black box, the dark room, also to this comic strip entitled ‘Fever in Urbicand’ from Schuiten & Peeters. I proceeded by trial and error, finally choosing a wooden architecture, with 1-meter sides, light and strong. I take it with me in my wandering, following the footsteps of my childhood. (…) The cube does represents the child I was and my history, giving me the opportunity to give back to the past what belongs to the past.”
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Julien’s work?