My first meeting with Michel Audebert took place in Paris in 2009 within the framework of photographic association Grains de Beauté-Promotion, I immediately was agreeably surprised by the man and the originality of his work, that our world will be able to qualify for both of atypical or esoteric, simply for lack of time, because time it should be taken with the photographs of Michel Audebert, it is not the race against the clock which it proposes to us in the step of his work but well a visual pause, a pause, which makes good has our spirit, especially for us large townsmen taken in the urban swirl.
It carries out to some extent a fundamental combat of our existence, the wellbeing. Its work is relentless and rigorous, what could be more harmonious than a naked body if it is included/understood, what moreover alleviating which rough nature if one can seize it, the juggling act being to make cohabit harmoniously these two topics without obligations of setting in falsified and pretentious scenes, here it is the gasoline even of the life which is represented, the matrix, the woman and nature, both are feeder mothers and mistresses incarnating pleasures, purity and safety.
The choice to work color these two subjects on line, without artifices and not really static is not easy thing, much of other photographers would certainly have chosen the voyage in black and white, thus making close-cropped table of certain problems about the additive synthesis which one can meet during this type of shot taken on location, and then of colorimetry and chromy for returned pullings according to the process.
The bottom and the form are found with the apron of the work of Michel Audebert, with such an obvious simplicity and invisibility which it lets our eye freely trott without request for technical explanations. Chevelures, skins, barks, roots, vegetations, invariably returns us to the four elements which are water, the air, the ground and fire.
The fifth element being the love that Michel Audebert brings has its work, with elegance, poetry and spirituality.
In conclusion, Michel Audebert and for me a photographer conscious of vitality that nature and the body propose to us and brings to us.
These two topics join fully in its spirit, in opposition to a company, or very often the virtual one moves away us from truth, of palpable, replacing wrongly our directions and our animal instinct resulting from the night of times.
With us thus to take the first step towards the photographic work of Michel Audebert, to oblige calms necessary who asserts himself has our spirit to peel it, to analyze it, include/understand it, enjoy it and thus to fully restore it for our greater visual and intellectual pleasure.