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FRANCIS MESLET

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Like wonderful time capsules testifying to a parallel world, perfect for enabling the mind to wander and ponder, Francis Meslet’s melancholic images brave the passage of time, after the memories left their by humanity. In these deserted places, no more than the rustling of the wind can be heard through a broken windowpane. These silences invite the spectator to slip into these well-guarded and mysterious places and attempt to revive forgotten lives. If there is one privilege that Francis Meslet particularly appreciates, it’s that of being able to roam the corridors of a castle, a palace, a manor, or a villa that his fallen into disuse. During his incognito visits, he imagines himself as a lord or viscount and takes the greatest pleasure in pondering what the life of the occupants would have been, finding the best angles for his photographs, and leaving again discreetly from whence he came. The Last Princess was taken at an old palace in Portugal. Hidden behind the lens, the artist wants to place the observer in a situation of total immersion, as though they were really there, where the last princess to occupy the site once stood.

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A graduate in Design from the École des Beaux-Arts de Nancy in 1986, early in his career Francis Meslet was a designer, but soon turned to advertising when he joined several advertising agencies as an artistic director. After 30 years spent questioning the creative concept and studying images in all his compositions, he is now a creative director. Francis Meslet wears several hats; he is notably a renowned photographer who does not hesitate to roam the world in his spare time, searching for abandoned sites, sanctuaries where time seems to have stopped after humans have evacuated them. He thus brings back captivating and melancholic images of his travels to the other side of the world.  ... See more See less

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“I am particular sensitive to architecture. The talent and engineering deployed by people in service to a cause fascinates me. Pushing back the limits of balance and aesthetics, taming light and space.”

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