Photographs by Vincent Fournier.
270 pp., color illustrations thorughout, 8¼x10½".
Photographer Vincent Fournier attempts in his images to create allegories of childhood dreams, where reality blends effortlessly with fiction. The meaning of the narratives therein intentionally oscillates between opposites – sense-nonsense, organic-artificial, truth-illusion, right-wrong, whole-part – in order to discover beauty in the unexpected. Whether the theme is space exploration and alien worlds, robotic entities, or engineered species, Fournier imbues his images with enough narrative elements to stimulate the evolution of a story, yet these tales always remain unfinished, sometimes absurd, ironical, or uncanny, and full of contradiction and anomaly.