© Tania et Vincent

Guests of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2012

Tania and Vincent met at the “Ecole Cantonale d’Art” of Lausanne where they studied photography and graphic design. They have been living and working together for 5 years, in Paris. Their work is centered on still-lives. More than a simple picture of a motionless subject, their images are surrealistic scenes made with collages of objects of different sizes, creating unsettling graphic trompe l’oeil, playing with the multiple dimensions of an image.

In Deauville, they created compositions built with touristic souvenirs and incredible objects that a local collector accumulated over the years. The series were imagined as stories in which each photograph served as a chapter. This photographic commission was their second work they presented to the public, after an exhibition at the Maison européenne de la photographie (European House of Photography) in 2010.