Miroirs d'eau, du Léman au Biwa

PhotographerOlivier Robert
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The book ‘Miroirs d’eau, du Léman au Biwa’ features a collection of photographs from my 20-year major project about the influence of man-made objects on waterscapes. It was released in 2015 on the occasion of my retrospective exhibition at the Lake Geneva Museum. This project started on the shores on the Lake Geneva in 1995 where I live. Over time, it brought me to many places in Europe and in Japan where the Lake Biwa has become an important place of inspiration for many years. This project depicts a personal approach about the esthetically pleasing value of the objects built or abandoned on the lake shores and the way they pertain to the landscapes. To me, these objects are more constructive elements than disruptive ones. This ‘unwitting aesthetics’ contributes unintentionally to the beauty of waterscapes.