A vibrant project from Paris/Zurich-based photographer Jean-Vincent Simonet. Driven by a penchant for “entropy” and “excess,” Simonet’s chemical manipulations and surreal photo-collages are not the product of a detached observer, but rather an artist wholly immersed in the landscapes and interior worlds of his subjects.
With “In Bloom” Simonet transforms countless nights of drug-fuelled parties and random encounters spent with two groups of young people from Tokyo and Osaka into what feels like a single, never-ending moment. By printing images onto plastic paper, “the ink never quite dries,” further blurring the sense of time, reality and separation as the surface of the prints look as if they’re melting away. See more from “In Bloom” below