November 12th to January 29th
Sous les Etoiles Gallery is thrilled to introduce a new series of black and white carbon pigment prints from the French photographer Jean-Michel Berts. His unique vision of mystifying light compliments the carbon pigment's rich deep blacks and infinitely subtle tonal variations. The tactile surface quality of the prints pays homage to the handcrafted beauty of the early twentieth century Pictorialist movement.
The Cities work of Jean-Michel Berts began nearly ten years ago, almost by accident. “I was in Venice and the Piazza San Marco was flooded. I didn’t plan to take any images, but the atmosphere was so exceptional that I could not resist,” he remembers. Returning to Paris, he discovered the film inside his camera was black and white, not color as he had thought. It was at that moment when he rediscovered the pleasures of working in black and white.
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