A true behind-the-scenes gathering around Lac Noir located in the municipality of Wentworth in Canada, this exhibition is an invitation to travel and discover an exceptional nature. Accustomed to the places, Lucas Olivet goes every day to the family cottage where he continues to work around the lake, the vegetation and the relationship of the man to the water. Through a raking light, he tries to pay homage to this wild nature, to discover the traces of a certain spirituality in which the human presence is found to live simply, in the calm, the rhythm of the sun.
These pictures are the result of patient work. Sober and intimate, they are like Black Lake. They take us into this relaxing landscape, bathed in sunshine and so much so that they seem to be out of time.
“Black Water Ballad” comes after “Wentworth”, an evolving project around the Canadian campaign that was presented at the Biel International Photography Festival in 2013 and in 2014 at the European Young Photography Festival at 104 in Paris.
(Text: Sophie Eigenmann)