Julien Babigeon is a self-taught French photographer. Growing up with two parents who are both artists, he describes his childhood as “an enchanting artistic universe, between oil painting and the darkroom.” He is naturally drawn to creative disciplines, exploring photography as a means to “capture astonishment through trivial things, reveal unusual details observed in everyday moments, in the grandeur of a landscape or the banality of an urban environment.”
His series “YAZ,” is an ode to the leisure of summer. “YAZ evokes the idea of abandoning reality to join an imaginary,” Babigeon explains. “In the heat and light of summer, time slows down. Everyone dives into a pleasant introspection until they fade away. Unusual images appear, tell us unreal stories, immerse us into the heart of the romantic beliefs of summer. YAZ is therefor an invitation to take the time and get away from it all. It is the time of rest and contemplation in which a feeling of strangeness is distilled in small touches.”
See more from “YAZ” below!