Living in a post-Photoshop world, seeing is no longer always believing. From blown out impossibilities of Hollywood’s movie magic to the subtle distortions of reality advertisers undertake everyday, “photographic proof” means considerably less than it used to. While many documentary photographers have rebuked this aesthetic and stuck to the reality, French photographer Alain Delorme is using a gentle touch with digital editing to create images that are both striking and unsettling.
In “Totems,” Delorme documents the conflicting consumer-capitalist-communist landscape of China, where old fashioned peasantry and industrial progress bleed together as seen in these human cargo movers hauling preposterous loads. By tweaking the colors and layers of the photos, Delorme gives each image a futuristic cleanness that nags at the eye with its impossibility (…)
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