« Modeling the urban stereotype »


In 2000 I started working on a representation of urban society. I imagined the final work to be made up of a multitude of negatives. The shots led me to isolate several instances of the same urban scene which, through digital arrangements, formed just one large photographic work.

These urban landscapes beckon a double interpretation: from afar, a human mosaic; up close, a thousand and one details of crisscrossing cells, each with its own unique history. Imagined or real, these compositions set a stage for random crowds.

Observed in their daily movements, great throngs of people flow in circles and end up forming a mirage, a "mirror of alienation". Giving this perspective to reality plants a decorative frame onto super-charged megacities.



© Jean-Pierre Attal > 2000/2001