Hors-Champs : Meeting Fred Goyeau

  • France
  • 2022
  • fr
  • 15'

"Hors-Champs," is a poignant exploration into the world of Fred Goyeau, a revered photographic printer specializing in black-and-white. With over 25 years of experience, Goyeau's collaborations span from amateur photographers to luminaries like Sebastião Salgado and Sophie Calle. The film transports viewers into his Ivry-sur-Seine darkroom, unveiling an intimate realm of creativity and technical prowess. Through personal anecdotes and reflections, Goyeau shares the intricacies of silver gelatin printing, highlighting the art's beauty and complexity. This documentary stands as a vibrant tribute to the art of photography and the dedicated craftsmanship behind each image.

Hors-Champs : Meeting Fred Goyeau
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Synopsis

"Hors-Champs," is a poignant exploration into the world of Fred Goyeau, a revered photographic printer specializing in black-and-white. With over 25 years of experience, Goyeau's collaborations span from amateur photographers to luminaries like Sebastião Salgado and Sophie Calle. The film transports viewers into his Ivry-sur-Seine darkroom, unveiling an intimate realm of creativity and technical prowess. Through personal anecdotes and reflections, Goyeau shares the intricacies of silver gelatin printing, highlighting the art's beauty and complexity. This documentary stands as a vibrant tribute to the art of photography and the dedicated craftsmanship behind each image.

What you will find in this film

• The meticulous craft of silver gelatin photographic printing.

• Behind-the-scenes glimpses of Fred Goyeau’s Ivry-sur-Seine darkroom.

• Engaging encounters with renowned artists and photographers.

• Creative processes behind the "Les fantômes d’Orsay" exhibition prints.

• Personal and technical anecdotes from Goyeau.

• The evolution of analogue photography in the contemporary era.

• The impact of prestigious collaborators on Goyeau's work.

• The preservation of an artistic tradition in a digital world.

• The transmission of skill and passion for photography.

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