About the artwork
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, which were recently exhibited at the Urban Exploration Photography Days in La Bresse, in the Vosges, as well as in La Douëra de Malzéville, near Nancy. ... See more See less
Un hôtel abandonné dans la montagne au japon. Situé à la hauteur d’une ancienne station funiculaire désaffectée. Il a fallu marcher dans la forêt sous la pluie, le lendemain d’une forte tempête qui avait fait beaucoup de dégâts. Sauter par-dessus les balustrades de la station funiculaire en aval du site en me soustrayant aux regards des voyageurs et du personnel puis disparaître dans la végétation en découvrant sur mon chemin ces pancartes « DANGER SNAKES ». Trop tard pour faire demi-tour. Trop tard pour regretter. L’envie de découvrir ce lieu perdu était trop forte.FRANCIS MESLET
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Born in Frankfurt in 1955, Bernhard Hartmann began his artistic career at the age of 18 as a press photographer for a German newspaper. Self-taught, he studied art and became a landscape photographer after discovering this medium with the aid of his parents? Polaroid. He creates ...