Photographs by Armand Quetsch.
120 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, 7½x10½".
Photographer Armand Quetsch uses various genres in his work – portrait, still life and landscape – to capture the world in a manner that is both familiar and impenetrable. ‘Ephemera’ speaks to this sense of dreamy wonderment, but also to a more disturbing, darker side of perception. Quetsch catches flower arrangements and taxidermy with a bright camera flash, throwing the scenes into a sharp contrast of shadows and light, or barely illuminates murky forests and buildings in a monochrome wash. He is likewise attentive to various textures, patterns and atmospheres. A poem (in French) by José Ensch completes the series.