Vladivostok

Lights, colors and masses… Our lives like cubes, posed at water’s edge.The structures carry man or crush him, he seems absent but it is indeed he who sets the rig, struggles with it, repaints, constructs, overloads, lands. Harbour cities, well-rooted symbols of a complex globalization, the ports of the world resemble each other or disassemble each other, refer back one to the other and echo: they invent the city of tomorrow but with feet bathed heavily in the past, to the water’s own slow rhythm. Like a painting that hypnotizes our gaze, the photography delves into urban development, our relentless conquests on the land, the ever-growing ruin of the scrap heap, the world’s hubbub…

Emmanuel d’Autreppe