Alexis Reynaud is a Swiss photographer born in 1975 in Geneva, whose artistic research centres around the theme of the references that an individual gives his own worldly existence and the sense that he tries to give it, from the identity of a space to the confinement of his spirit. From this geometric, graphic, urban or organic space emerges a photographic mapping, the real reference matrix of a "plan" projected in a large format to express the humanist essence at the heart of Alexis Reynaud's proposals.
THE TINY SKIERS OF ALEXIS REYNAUD
After having explored big cities through out the world, the Geneva photographer Alexis Reynaud offers a news series, « SKIERS, Humans lost in infinity ». They're tiny. Barely visible at first glance, then slowly as if the eye has suddendly focused, they appear as little skiers confronting The Mountain. Where are they ? What time of day ? With theses overexposed and untouched pictures, Alexis Reynaud throws one off guard « sometimes people think that it's a drawing or a calligraphy and they dont have the feeling of being in front of a photo. I like not noticing landmarks : one should recreate the image »
SKIERS is a continuation of what Alexis Reynaud began in 2005, by staging megalopoli such as Bangkok, where he questions the place of humans in this enviremental context. In the Alps, he took theses pictures with this strange, almost lunar atmosphere. Perspectives are obliterated, and people reduces to little dots, are criss crossing in this wide white landscape.