Stéphane Couturier, Sète Pont Sadi Carnot n°1, 2018, Cibachrome, 59 x 70 cm, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kornfeld Berlin.
French photographer Stéphane Couturier specializes in large-scale images of urban spaces and deserted landscapes. His images of construction sites, streets, façades, bridges, or temporary architecture yield structures that recall abstract painting. Like Henri Cartier-Bresson capturing people at the right moment Couturier seeks the moment and the point of view that will offer him the world as colour, form and composition. One of the trademarks of Couturier's practice is the creation of realities which are at once recognizable and yet distorted, achieved through his technique of overlapping and time-lapsing images. Couturier’s works deal with a world designed by architects. Deriving their force and vivacity precisely from the collision of the constructed ideal with lived reality, playfully working around the boundaries of the photographic image.