Solitude as a precious moment of life / inspiration?
“You have to love solitude to be a photographer”, Raymond Depardon used to say.
A state that is conducive to personal reflection, like a large door that opens onto myself and impacts upon how I capture the moment. It is probably a way of seeking some truth in each of my images.
This solitude is not empty or harrowing. On the contrary, it is vital and necessary to me. It is akin to deliberate contemplation, a moment brimming with the thought of everything that thrills and moves me in an image. It is what drives me and embraces my outlook.
Whether it is to capture the Pyrenean chamois or a tree blown by the wind in a lifeless scenery, solitude takes me back to an almost animal-like state where instinct prevails, guiding my photographer’s steps.
A poetic bubble as a testimony of the wild beauty that nature offers us in its most fragile and ephemeral form.
A plea for it to remain, for a long time to come, a source of wonder.