Antoine Rozès was born in Perpignan France in 1951, he discovered photography at age 14 with his grandfather’s Rolleiflex and developed his negatives in his mother’s radiologist darkroom. He studies philosophy at the Sorbonne university and enrolled in Paris Beaux-Arts then in San Francisco Art Institute from 1975-1978. Back in France he started exhibitions and publications and won a Kodak Critique Award. He now shares his time between his Paris studio and his travels that enable him to photograph moments that he portrays with precision and sensitivity.
The Series ??Out of Me in the Woods?? and ??Arm?? are based on techniques that derived from chronophotography and created between 2012 and 2016.
The images of “Out of Me” are entirely shot digitally on the spot. They are created without cropping and without superimposition, and without any Photoshop retouching. These images were made along a trail of 300 meter-long above the Dordogne River. I spent many nights since 2012 working with tools that I have hand-made and perfected myself and that I have patented. By adopting a posture of WUWEI (non-act) I simply lets the images come to me instead of hunting for them or fabricating them. The series now comprise of 50 prints.
The series “Arms” are directly part of Chronophotograpjhy, they were shot in studio between 1982 and 1990 with a medium format Sinar 4x5 with Kodak and Fuji films. They describe the occupation of space during a short period of time. The series comprise of 40 prints.