Christophe Jacrot . Neiges.
Neige. Snö. Snow.
Each of them stunning beautiful, Christophe Jacrot's images capture, in France, Georgia, Canada, Siberia or Japan, the magic of snowy expanses where everything seems frozen. The French photograph manages with skill to catch the nuances of this luminosity which seems to emanate from the ground.
Christophe Jacrot’s photographies shows the harshness of extreme climates and establishes an astonishing inventory of refuges built by man: the colorful and magical houses of Greenland, the Stalinist building of Siberian cities, the incongruous architectures of f Hokkaido, the baroque buildings in Saint Petersburg… Even though he consciously takes them in color, Jacrot’s images look like they could be stills from film noir movies.
Even in the frozen vastness, man is always present. A lonely silhouette making its way through the storm, tire tracks, a house lost in the middle of nowhere… In Christophe Jacrot's photographs, there is often the idea of the individual confronted not only with the elements, but also with himself.
Christophe Jacrot travels the world to capture the dramatic beauty of bad weather. Neiges is the fourth book he has produced with Hartpon editions.