Carl de Keyzer | OdysSea

  • Belgium
  • 2013
  • nl
  • fr
  • 61'

Carl de Keyzer, member of the prestigious Magnum agency, shares with us his doubts and questions as he carries out his major project “Before the Flood” on the rise of the sea and its effect on the coast. His professional wandering becomes almost metaphysical, with the threat of an invisible phenomenon is redoubled by the loneliness and family sacrifices that plague him. The omnipresent sea then becomes his personal "tartar desert", where he waits to capture the right image.

Carl de Keyzer | OdysSea
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Synopsis

Carl de Keyzer, member of the prestigious Magnum agency, shares with us his doubts and questions as he carries out his major project “Before the Flood” on the rise of the sea and its effect on the coast. His professional wandering becomes almost metaphysical, with the threat of an invisible phenomenon is redoubled by the loneliness and family sacrifices that plague him. The omnipresent sea then becomes his personal "tartar desert", where he waits to capture the right image.

What you will find in this film

The coast seen by Carl de Keyzer • A sensitivity to colour • The art of shifting to see better • The photographer's feeling of freedom • The place of the photographer's family • The happy wandering of the gaze • The Magnum family 

In photography we work with time, not with brushes and paint. It's like fighting a losing battle against time.

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summary07:00 The pleasure of images

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summary21:00 Traces of war

summary28:00 The photographer's hobby

summary44:00 We don't need to photograph everything that's beautiful

summary46:00 Post production: let it rest

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DPR COREA ; Grand Tour, Lannoo, Belgium, 2018

HAUTEURS : ARARAT, Glénat, Grenoble, 2017

CUBA LA LUCHA,  Lannoo, Belgium, 2016

MOMENTS BEFORE THE FLOOD, Lannoo, Belgium, 2012

CONGO (BELGE), Lannoo, Belgium, 2009

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INDIA, Focus, Amsterdam, 1990

HOMO SOVIETICUS, Focus/SDU AMsterdam / Den Haag