We catch up with French photographer, Julien Coquentin to have a look at part eight of his stunning “Black Seasons” series set in the French countryside.
You might remember that we’ve featured some images from the “Black Seasons” series by French photographer, Julien Coquentin a while back. Julien has a way of capturing everyday objects and scenes in a way that simply moves you, at least that’s the way it is for me…
Explaining the idea behind the series, he says: “My black seasons were those of childhood, seasons plunged into darkness, where the time year after year always bury a little more. The photographed territory is in France, where I grew up, and landscapes are similar to my bedside table, they hide my memory, with all the smells, tastes, sensations that I was able to experience. How do we go beyond the territory of childhood when it looks like to pens?
Julien continues: “In my memory, it is bounded by some hills, some meadows, forest, village, countryside as a playground. And that’s what we were, the country’s children, the children of a landscape. I had the chance to grow in a protected environment, we were a few friends, animals with a territory. Young dogs peeing in the grass and mark their habitat. We had our huts, hiding places, secrets. This child then wrote my relationship to space and returning to those places is like being a kid, eternal, part of the earth. My black seasons are fields, peasants, the darkness of a church, the silence of the forest, mad dashes and lowing of cattle, the inexorable passage of time between my fingers.
Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence, shared via Behance.