The notion of light is exploited through a dual concept : the transcendental light as figured through religious imagery in opposition to the “make it happen” and “directed” light made by the photographer, following his own impression towards the architecture of the place and its icons. This work is a meeting point between the “believed in” and the “crafted” in order to form a “photographic prayer”.
Some details are erased by light. They fade into energy that goes beyond the physical and material representation, but also beyond its metaphysical aspect ; an energy that is exclusive to a photographic vision in competition with a religious belief.
The excessive noise and contrast in the pictures give them a graphical/transmission aspect that shows a reworked and reimagined broadcast of light. The noise is also presented as a visual reaction ; a photographic interference towards the silence occupying the place.
These photos were taken in the churches of St Etienne, St Severin and St Sulpice in Paris.