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Published on July 7th, 2015 | by Vincent Jobse

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LFI: memory makes photographs

An extraordinary series of photo’s in LFI. ‘Silenzio’, photographer François Fontaine’s homage to cinema and a reflection on memory. In Milan Kundera’s words: “Memory does not film, memory photographs”.

“Silenzio!” is a photographic essay on cinema, on film images. Fontaine is inspired by filmmakers such as Buñuel, Godard, Fellini, Hitchcock, and Terrence Malick, who have made extraordinary films in which you also find archetypes. Of actors with their silhouettes and their old-time glamorous star look, but also of beautiful lighting, which is highly codified, highly composed, as is each image, set, or costume.

Fontaine mixes different genres, stories and film periods’: “The work is in color, a colorist’s taking films from the 1940s to the present, with a majority of films from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, a period when particular attention was paid to the quality of the image and the lighting, thanks notably to the work of incredible directors of photography.”

LFI Magazine Summer 2015

LFI Leica Fotografie International


About the Author

Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.



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