“Urban Echoes” is a photographic project of 8 panoramas shot in the business district of La Défense, in the suburbs of Paris.
This series presents an alternative and graphic urban environment in which a single human subject evolves. Through 8 successive images, this man is confronted with gigantism and isolation, reduced to the scale of an ant moving between concrete and steel titans.
The atmosphere is heavy, gradually leading to anxiety and then to resignation. The themes developed here complementary: professional and urban individualism leading to loneliness through the man in the immaculate suit on the one hand; submission to industrial and financial groups, economic and all-powerful giants, on the other hand.
The choice of the panoramic format, here in the 2:1 ratio, reinforces these themes by offering an extended field of vision. The resulting stretch amplifies the contrast between the human scale and the urban scale, and, therefore, the feeling of fragility.