Updated: Nov 23, 2022
The photography exhibition "Unique and/or singular", organized by the Seeeds Gallery, took place from November 18 to November 21 2021 in Paris at 32 Pastourelle street, 75003.
Seeeds Gallery is the first photo gallery dedicated to Food Photography. The mission is to promote the work of photographers who use culinary elements as a source of inspiration and to highlight photographers who explore the limits of this kind of photography (documentary, fine art, abstraction, or sociological research) and put their work on the walls of main Photography Festivals.
It was such a great honor for me to participate in this amazing exhibition with my photography "The plum keeper" and be one of the 27 participating artists. Congratulations to all for their amazing works and many thanks to Stephane Bahic for his help on the printing and the framing and overall for the awesome arrangement, organization, and promotion!
“The plum keeper” is a self-portrait through which I’m intending to depict and honor a treasured memory; the season of plum harvest during my childhood. I still remember the sweet aromas and flavors in the house of my grandmother while she was preparing the fruits for her famous plum compote. I recall all the details, her hands slicing and peeling the plums, the light, the sounds, everything caught in the stillness of a definitely passed time, enveloped in the vapors of the kitchen. Senses and memories awaken. How does it happen? The typical shape of a common fruit, like a plum, may also work as a container of precious memories and trigger some special thoughts and emotions apart from the sense of taste.
This image works as an emotional landscape, an edible metaphor that follows the narrative flow of a hypothetical fairytale: “once upon a time, there was a bird-eye man, the guardian of the magical plums. The vigilant keeper was warming up the precious fruits with affective gazes, whispering and blowing all the unspoken words of his life…”