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Franck Hedin

Photographer invited to the Planche (s) Contact festival in 2018

© Franck Hedin, for Contact Board (s) 2018, Deauville
© Franck Hedin, for Contact Board (s) 2018, Deauville

Elegant in Deauville

It was during a trip to Detroit, United States that Franck Hédin, born in Limoges in 1971, fell in love with black and white film photography. Immediately, while working in the musical world, the photographic medium became essential to him. From then on, as an extension of his career as a composer-director in music, film and vintage cameras, of which he is a big consumer, echo his way of recording and producing. More particularly, he likes the relation to time that analog photography supposes. Take time for shooting and reflection, development and printing. A work of meticulous craftsman and without artifice, similar to his analog productions on tape magnetos which he has made a specialty.

Self-taught influenced by photo reportage from Magnum and Associated Press agencies or by black and white masters like Peter Lindbergh, Anton Corbjin, Sally Mann or Henry Diltz, Franck Hédin explores and appreciates with as much enthusiasm the spontaneity of street photography, the exploration of urban architectures but also the more posed sessions during which he produced album covers.

Franck Hédin about his exhibition Elegant in Deauville :
"These women crossed in Deauville are beautiful, lively and full of charm.
This natural chic, this delicate, innate gesture, specific to experience, is fascinating for a photographer.
This "class" of seniors, they wear it on their make-up features, their sophisticated accessories, their chosen jewelry and their beautiful open and sensitive mood.
It is this look that I wanted to capture, with the softness of a black and white film, in order to pay tribute to these "elegant women from Deauville" ...
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