Passager by Arnaud Brihay
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(…) Arnaud Brihay constantly hires planes for his professional activities, which lead him to numerous countries. Upon his return to Lyon, he continues to move, but on another level, going from place to place – often anchors of his life and his sociability. From time to time he returns to his native Belgium. He thereby composes a lived geography, which articulates and accentuates on places, lines of motion, connections.
His existence is transitory and traversing, in the sense that he passes through places, to reach other places, without settling in for long: is it this instability of domicile as a neo-nomad what has driven him for some years now to photograph fleeting moments, shadows, atmospheres?
All of this, captured in motion, reveals the fragile pieces of a wandering and a little melancholic life, marked by a sort of Saudade of the contemporary mobile individual – a nostalgia for what one leaves behind with every departure: loved ones or friends, waiting for a new get-together, places, landscapes, to which Arnaud is so attached, that he consecrated to them several series, before his photography grew apart from the fixed forms and concentrated on the impression of passage. (…)