Le Vide (The Void)

Through darkness, the light we find shines brighter and we see in new ways. 

This project was inspired by the process of grief and finding comfort in darkness, by my own journey of entering into dark places and instead of turning away from the fear of the void, stepping into it and seeing what richness can be found there.

The images were shot in a very old cellar in Arles, France (during a workshop with Diana Lui) in complete blackness with just tiny pinpoints of light. I set up the space to create a very comfortable, nurturing environment as best I could for the subjects, to help them relax into the darkness. Each subject was asked the question:

// What does the dark evoke for you? //

Go to the bottom of this page for their answers.

Karl:
Une zone calme / a calm zone

Loic:
Le silence / silence

Marie:
Le sommeil / sleep

Dorrie:
Le confort et le vide / comfort and emptiness

Sophie:
Effrayant / frightening

Diana:
L’univers / the universe

Torsten:
Je n’aime pas / I don’t like it

Elisa:
L’inconnu / the unknown

Peggy:
Seule avec soi même / just you

Antoine:
Avancer / moving forward

Nina:
La profondeur / depth

Cécile:
La solitude / solitude

Moi:
Découverte / discovery