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From the Publisher
This book is an intimate, magical, unforgettable view of France through the lens of photographer Thierry des Ouches.
Playing with similarities and contrasts, with light and color, des Ouches has uncovered a France rich in the interplay of sunlight and shadow, of aesthetics and poetry, of the earth and the mist above it. Mixing color and black-and-white photography, the images in this book explore some of its author's favorite themes: landscapes, architectural details and close-ups of the natural world, as well as both posed and spontaneous portraits. The photographs are often presented as 'diptychs'-pairs of images providing counterpoint for each other, each time creating a new reality through their juxtaposition.
The lively text and the photographer's feel for composition and light combine to make this a new and intensely personal vision-an insider's insight into this enchanted land.
About the Author
Thierry des Ouches is a self-taught freelance photographer. He was born in Paris in 1958. He has held several exhibitions, based on the themes close to his heart, that have served as the bases for publictaion such as Requiem, Vaches and Femmes (Editions Subervie). Because his work is so original, his photographs have recently been included in the collections of Biblioteque Nationale de France, the French National Library.