Éric Hecker, photographs
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“The photo is not outside the photographer, it is in itself, as the meeting that it awaits.”
The photographer does not only go to the discovery of images. Or rather during his exercise he discovers another thing which is the nature of his own gaze: from where and how he looks at the world. To learn to know oneself, finally, is to become acquainted with this angle that sets us in a singular relationship to the world. This knowledge is of an impossible direct access. It takes a detour to show the subjective position from which we look. Photography maybe this detour. From this point of view, an image originates outside itself, but the shadow of this origin is detectable: it is the shadow of the photographer’s gaze. The Shadow of a glance (about photography).
THE SHADOW OF A GLANCE
(ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY) – Lin GRIMAUD