In The Beauty of Bad Weather
Bad weather? Everyone rushes home, only Christophe Jacrot grabs his camera and sets off. The French photographer is considered the pope of bad weather photography. He specifically looks for rain, snowstorms and fog to take his grandiose, beautiful, melancholic shots. For it is precisely this mood that inspires the photographer to take his unique pictures. In his photographs, you see empty streets that seem almost mystical in the very special light conditions of the bad weather fronts. Few people, reduced, concentrated scenes framed by snowflakes or raindrops, this essence in the pictures is what makes Jacrot's photographs so appealing to his fans.
In the illustrated book Lost in The Beauty of Bad Weather, Jacrot tells poetic photographic stories about the metropolises that sink before his lens in the effects of weather phenomena such as rain showers and snow flurries. His subject could come from a film noir, but the artist deliberately uses bright colours.
Despite its inhospitable imagery, the coffee table book "Lost in The Beauty of Bad Weather" has a strangely peaceful effect on the viewer and radiates a transfigured romanticism. Similar to looking out the window on a rainy day and observing the force of nature from a safe place.
For all fans of Christophe Jacrot's spectacular nature photography, Lost in The Beauty of Bad Weather is the perfect gift.
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