The plates of the present
co-founded with Thomas Fougeirol in Ivry-sur-seine, France

Ongoing project based on the photographic process of photogram.
Over 70 participants since 2013
The project is named after the beginning of a sentence in William Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature (published in six installments between 1844 and 1846), the first photographically illustrated book. From an afternoon to several months, the darkroom and the simple photogram technique provide many who have never worked in traditional photography to recalibrate their relationships to time and space. A respite from our other commitments in life, it is also a gauntlet of sort. Each participant is provided paper and asked to create eight prints. Individual kinks are welcomed.

More info: here
Book published by Blonde Art Books / Secretary Press: here
NY Art Book Fair / MoMA PS1 Classroom Series: here

The plates of the present, February 2013 – July 2015, curated by Sonel Breslav, Baxter St / Camera Club of New York, New York, 2015

The plates of the present, so far, an exhibition at Praz-Delavallade, Paris, 2017