CLOSE, BY FAR


Still in progress, the serie “CLOSE BY FAR” is based on a very simple and strong intention: introducing fiction into reality.

In order to realize this, the photographic medium is undoubtly one of the most appropriate while it maintains a link with reality in a much stronger way than any other medium. But it’s also, in an apparent paradox, the most delicate way to achieve this fiction for exactly the same reason. The irony of artist’s fate…By using a lot of sensibility and intelligence of the view, he creates a second reality, imaginary, non definitive, without documentary virtue, in a landscape, a situation, an object representing itself, very simply for the eye. Nothing is harder than to escape from evidence.

But Matthieu Litt’s photography makes it possible in a brilliant way. His images appear like haunted by an indefinable presence which endows his images with a disconcerting timelessness, a troubling uprooting. Captured in daily life’s most banality and proximity, Matthieu Litt’s pictures take us to far-away horizons, on the borders of ambiguity, exotism, isolation and even of disturbing strangeness.

‘CLOSE, BY FAR’ : the title clarifies the distance kept by the photographer with everything he sees and knows, always available to surprise in the perceptible surroundings concealing other distant places or things. Fiction is within reach.
In this way, without ever orienting the eyes, without other effects than those on which relies the essence of photography (framing, colors and light). He draws a force from the neutrality of the medium which makes exist the perceptible in all its ways, those of reality and even those brewing another history to which everyone of us is free to contribute. [ Anne-Françoise Lessuisse – BIP Liège]


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'


© Matthieu Litt from the series 'Close, By Far'

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