Düsseldorf (*signed*)

@ Plossu, Bernard



.PLEASE NOTE: the texts in this book are in French only.

Presentation by Filigranes :

[translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal]

" « In a sense, I like to be where I am not expected. It is not beacause I like poetic photography à la Boubat or à la Frank that I do not like, or am not able to appreciate other things.

In fact, since the early seventies, I had photographed like this in a series with a 50 mm the movie theaters of the American West, and all the signs and symbols of the myth of the cowboys and the Indians.

This is how one day, I ended up consciously in Düsseldorf, willing, in my own way, to pay tribute to this famous school of photography. How should I operate? I am not using a large-format camera!  But with the rigour of the 50 mm in which I believe firmly, it was possible to photograph as it is this modern and contemporary city. With the 50 mm, no deformation or effect, and consequently I was able to put my steps in the path of this Düsseldorfian approach.

Walking in the city, very simply, and also driving a bit on my way in and on my way out, viewpoints that are always very honest, I photographed the avenues, the buildings, the meeting angles especially, simply to document the city. And given the choice of the 24 x 36 mm, when I was back home, I decided I would keep the small postcard format and certainly not make large formats: there was no way I would imitate. The small formats allowed me to preserve the spirit of this school.

Knowing the passion Régis Durand had always nurtured for the Düsseldrof school, and considering that I so much appreciated creating projects with him for so many years, I asked him whether he would be interested in writing a long opinionated text about the school that he had long contributed to promote in France. » "

Copies signed by Bernard Plossu.

Text in French only.

48 pages - Hardcover

Filigranes, 2021

Format : 24.5 x 18.7 cm


New - Mint condition


Plossu, Bernard

Bernard Plossu , born in 1945 in Đà Lạt, in the South of Vietnam, is a French photographer. Most of his work consists of travel logs or stories in pictures. Photo: © Jean-Michel Sordello
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