ConceptEuropeSolitude(s) by Antoine Buttafoghi

My work revolves around loneliness, even solitude, so many and varied. Loneliness is also the realm of photographers. For if love belongs to the poet, the novelist's fear, loneliness belongs entirely to the photographer.

Never will our world have been as connected as today. Communication technologies have allowed everyone to keep in touch with their relationships, be they friendly, family or professional, and free from space and distances.

It is increasingly difficult to meet people who do not use social networks or instant messengers. Imagining a day without connection is unthinkable for many of us nowadays. And yet, we have never been so lonely and the number of people suffering from loneliness continues to grow.

My work revolves around loneliness, even solitude, so many and varied. Loneliness is also the realm of photographers. For if love belongs to the poet, the novelist’s fear, loneliness belongs entirely to the photographer. Being a photographer is a deeply personal exercise. To photograph is to enter the world of solitaires. And to quote the famous phrase of Raymond Depardon: “You have to love loneliness to be a photographer. ” Unlike a painter or a novelist, who creates a world, the photographer travels around the world to capture, seize, even glorify him and must often fade , try to disappear. Loneliness being his best ally.

By necessity, choice or bad luck, loneliness can take many forms.Whether it flows from a punishment or a reward, it can coerce with freedom, but do not hate the confusion! It is self-seeking or flight from the other, accepted and slight or undergone and overwhelming. Subtle balance or intimate distress! Sometimes stellar, but often confused, glorious and triumphant or sad to let it die.Solitude as a fruitful initiatory experience, an inner journey, a subtle quest that engenders a different relationship with oneself and the world. Loneliness as a way of life that allows you to turn to the essential, connected to oneself, the sacred, the eternal. A wandering in the depths of being, a secret odyssey, a destination towards oneself.
… Solitude as a last exile, an ultimate salvation, an absolute silence.

Only in their environment, these isolated characters in their space or in their dreams, are like suspended in the time, undoubtedly in search of an elsewhere. They impose their scale on the plans, a life proper to the lines and a verticality too! [Official Website]

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

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Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

Solitude(s) | Antoine Buttafoghi

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