I received this great submission by Pierre-Lin Renié. He has a vast collection of work and during our conversation he made some very interesting views on photography. I have posted an extract of text where he talks about his work.
“Taking photographs exclusively in public places, I reflect upon the cultural heritage of 175 years of history of photography, by appropriating and updating classical genres or themes of the medium (street photography, architecture, views, found objects, art or pictures reproductions, store windows…) as well as some of the most ordinary subjects of amateur photography (animals, flowers, sunsets, clouds…). Doing so, I have a vast collection of pictures with the most eclectic subjects, with no hierarchy between them. All this forms the material which I organize into conceptual structures, often based upon temporality.”
To me Pierre-Lin’s work is extremely interesting especially in regards to approach, where we see modern practitioners perhaps limit their subject matter, Pierre-Lin tackles the history of photography, and keeps a very broad collection of work which actually shares very intimate images which are structured around a specific time and space.