Grainy and half-lit, the photographs from Nicolas Comment’s
series, Reverb, have all been shot with an analog
camera, mostly in France, from the forest of the Massif Central
to the coasts of Brittany. Along a road, a river or inside some
secret hotel enclosing melancholic and peculiar smells, as well
as exotic wallpapers, Comment’s “reverberation” is a travel
through time and space.
He explains: “I re-read and intertwine images, like one would
do with words and rhymes in order for them to dialogue in a new
way, like in a poem.”
Over the years, Nicolas has developed a style characterised by
an original use of colour and an interest in travel, landscapes
and nude – perhaps relating to other French photographers such
as Bernard Plossu, Magdi Senadji, Saul Leiter and Todd Hido.
You can discover more about his work at nicolascomment.com.
An exhibition of the series, entitled Reverb, is
taking place at the Polka
Galerie in Paris until 6 May 2017.
Main image: Manziat, 1997 © Nicolas Comment, courtesy Polka
Hôtel du Grand Balcon, Toulouse 2002 © Nicolas Comment,
courtesy Polka Galerie
Collioure, 2000 © Nicolas Comment, courtesy Polka Galerie
Pont Charles, Prague, 2006 © Nicolas Comment, courtesy Polka