The Echo series is a continuation of the ELLIOS project conducted in partnership with LESIA (Pôle d’Observation du soleil de l’Observatoire de Paris-Meudon) on a photographic study of the sun. Through this work, Mustapha Azeroual tends to materialise light, the condition of the visible, paradoxically invisible.
Through the Daguerrotypes (unique pieces), the photographer attempts to define a form inventory of light through the capture of the light through the capture of flashes, photographic substitutes for the sun. Photographing hand-held and studio flashes brings light into evidence, not only as a condition of the visible, but as the primary as a condition of the visible, but as the first form of subjectivity of the subject's appearance. An approach in the form of an inventory that tends to draw an aesthetic of light.
Mustapha Azeroual A scientist by training, his work is based on observation and experimentation experimentation, confronting the historical techniques of shooting and printing to the contemporary with the contemporary issues of photography. Questioning the tools the process of appearance and the supports, the artist privileges above all the point of view of the spectator.