SMOKE collective, Brussels, 2011. In French and english. 48 pp., 38 Black and white+color, 9¼x6¾".
Smoke # 1 is our first collective self-publication edited by Laëtitia Donval.
The photographs were taken in the surroundings of our every day lives (Bruxelles, Bretagne, Catalonia, Marseille, Helsinki, Porto) with an attempt to tie up our lives and fragmented photographic experiences despite the geographical dispersion.
In here, people seem to be unable to gaze at the camera, withdrawn into themselves, they seem to have lost the grasp of outside world. The surroundings appear to be as scattered as their inhabitants. From restlessness to quietness, it reveals a suspended existence, dreamy and real, on the edge of dreariness.
SMOKE collective, born in 2007, is composed by photographers from different european nationalities:François Bodeux (Belgium), Laëtitia Donval (France), Roger Guaus (Catalonia), Maki (France), Monia Montali (Italy-Belgium), Jukka Onnela (Finland) and Idalina Pedrosa (Portugal-France)