Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Géraldine Lay (b.1972) is a French photographer

Géraldine Lay is a French photographer (born 1972) who creates very unique street photographs in which her subjects appear almost magically suspended in their action, be it walking, chatting with a friend, or simply being lost in their own thoughts.
<<I am fascinated with people, the histories you can read on their faces crossing them on the street, and how you can isolate a moment or emotion from its original context. Walter Benjamin has said of photography: “It’s not the historical value of an image that matters, but the image’s ability to create, from its own imperceptible space, a phantom time, an insert moment, so to speak, between past, present and future, which unfolds its light outside of chronology”.>>