Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine’s A Perpetual Season flows, as a musical arrangement, in a minor scale. Intriguing and unsettling.
Repeated encounters with detached strangers alternate with glimpses of worn-out concrete surfaces and indispensable pauses, with a rhythmic and slow cadence.
The book consists of a journey through an unknown, yet familiar city, made of instants and fragments. The sense of wandering in a comprehensive specific place, however, can be found in the photographer’s representation of his subject, being the ‘perpetual season’ the self-contained pictorial space where all the relationships and particles find their sequential place in the narrative.
Visual echoes and cross references are the author’s attempt to rearrange the chaos of an unconscious journey, both part of his own very same dream. The remaining room is where the viewer is dragged into, invited to find his personal place.
Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, A Perpetual Season 80 pp., € 35.00 www.mackbooks.co.uk