Atelier is the French word for “workshop”, and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts. This is what the book presented below called “Ateliers” is based on by TempMachine and photographers Patrice Normand, Vincent Leroux, and Yannick Labrousse. Commissioned by the city of Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) art studios, they took photographs of artists’ studios located in the territory of the city.
Patrice Normand accentuates the gesture of creation by revealing a choreographic series, Vincent analyses the relation between the artist and his own place of creation. Finally Yannick deals with the disappearance of the artist and with the appearance of the work of art.
I think Yannick’s work has much more substance than the rest, but they are all pretty spectacular. I’m an adorer of creative spaces, It fascinates me how each person works differently and how the space relates to the artist them self. Although the book came out last year it really is timeless, you can never get bored when looking at this sort of imagery.
For more from this project I would recommend clicking the link below where it will direct you to the specific series for each artist.