— Absent
Photographies
2017

Olivier Chabanis nous propose d’étranges portraits dont le regard nous indique que la personne photographiée n’est pas ou plus là avec nous. Des portraits reposés, sans tension, sans émotion, le regard fixe et vide. Le sujet semble abandonné, nous laissant juste comme marque de sa présence, son enveloppe charnelle comme vidée, alors que son esprit est ailleurs…

 

— Absent
Photographs
2017

Oliver Chabanis chose deliberately to evoke absence with presence in this series of photographs titled “Absent.” More speci cally, he offers us strange portraits where the expression of the person photographed reveals that they are not or no longer with us. Relaxed portraits without any tension, without emotion, the eyes immobile and empty. The subject seems abandoned, leaving us only their emptied carnal envelope as a trace of their presence whereas their spirit is elsewhere…