© Sara Moon
© Naiade Plante
© Hélène Reitzaum

Deauville facing the sea

A fashion and advertising photographer since 1968, Sarah Moon quickly won praise and prizes in Paris, London, New York or Tokyo, where her exhibitions were very noticed. His photos have been published in numerous magazines, as well as in books (Unlikely memories, Little Red Riding Hood, 12345…).

Since 1980, she has signed over XNUMX advertising films, as well as several feature films. Sarah Moon is the author of a very personal photographic work, highlighting the transience of beauty, the ephemeral and the wear of time.

Invited to the Planche (s) Contact festival in 2014, Sarah Moon photographed the Deauville beach in winter, imagining a series entitled Deauville facing the sea, when everything is asleep, numbed by the cold and the storm. "I am delighted to have had this opportunity to work freely in Deauville. I spent two days in the mist. It was magnificent. I had the feeling of a real privilege to see this place always so festive in these "The light changed all the time, it was very beautiful. I saw this architecture, and endless lines, when they are usually cut by silhouettes", welcomes the photographer. In Deauville, "There are sunsets, the sky changes from gray to blue, it goes very quickly. It's a real festival!", She adds. "I photograph privilege, evanescence - the improbable or the beauty - I seek emotion there and the quest is all the more desperate, will she write. Often I envy those who know how to photograph life. I run from it - I start from nothing - I testify to nothing - I invent a story that I don't tell, I imagine a situation that does not exist - I create a place where I erase another, I move the light - I hope for chance and I want more than anything to be touched at the same time as I aim ".

A major exhibition of Sarah Moon is scheduled for April 2020 at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

About the series Deauville facing the sea
"Blanceh card - January 8 - winter. The sky merges with the sea - the sea draws in filigree - the sand is piled up flush with the boards. 
The cold - the silence - the calm - the city has put out its garlands. 
Night falls at 5 am - from my window the cabins, like a stopped train, in front of the deserted street. 
The next day the light changed - no one on the beach - to the law, a tiny horse. I look at the horizon - I photograph the lines - everything is far away. I photograph the absence, the lack, the baths, the suspended time, the reflection of the clouds on the windows of the closed Ciro's.
And so on - at low tide, at high tide - on the Boulevard de la Mer, from one end to the other and up to the dike - I go, I come, I stop. And then the wind picks up - the blue turns gray - then darker still - and I retrace my steps. 
The city was behind me, I stayed facing the sea.

Sarah Moon. 

Since 2019, Sarah Moon has been President of the Festival Planche (s) Contact Jury.


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