David Rousselle

David Rousselle

Photographer

David Rousselle has been interested in photography since an early age. This interest is a response to a compulsive need to observe, analyze and record images. The photographer's approach is immersive, working as closely with his subjects as possible, favoring improvisation and intuition. This approach gradually directed him to simplify his methods and simplifying his technique and equipment. The photographer now works in black and white and in short focus length. At last, Rousselle’s photography are essentially silver-print-made and he then generates the prints with an enlarger in his photographic laboratory.

The artist observes the daily scenes of the city in motion, which he captures within tight frames. He questions ordinary beauty and challenges us.

The Smallest Gestures
“Small details can reveal bigger truths; the smallest details of our actions reveal our identity. Paris is my city. Every day, I observe the urban crowd, and I try to understand its energy, the constant urgency that drives these people. I focus my lens on harmless gestures, drawn to the poetry of a hand lightening a cigarette or readjusting a coat, an elegant silhouette, or even an astonishing gait. These photographs were taken as "snapshots", in an intuitive and compulsive manner. Each photograph is a fragment, attempting to shed light on some truth about our time, our city and our identity. As a whole, this photographic series captures my reality of our city.”
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Lost in Town
From the chaos of the city emerges the geometrical order of the parisian architecture. Its abstract patterns crush our silhouettes and overwhelm us.
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