Transmanche 27 / Rivages [Shores] /
In Rivages, Jean-Pierre Gilson masterfully reasserts his contemplative style, a style already manifested in Paysages industriels [Industrial Landscapes], created in 1984 for the Centre régional de la Photographie Nord – Pas-de-Calais. The photographer was in full possession of his powers – especially his command of light, film grain and format – when he studied the nocturnal landscape of the Channel coast. Nocturnal, musical and sometimes melancholic. There are obvious references to cinema and surrealism. This contemplation invites us to enter the world of childhood, to make an inner return, to meditate on space and time but also on photography.
Rivages is also a fade to black. It was in fact the final publication by the Cross Channel Photographic Mission.
Edition français - anglais
Année 2006, ISBN 2-904538-82-8