By the lake
One of the toughest barriers to seeing that we human beings experience is familiarity. After living in a place for a long time, we start to develop a certain kind of tunnel view which takes us from point A to point B as if, blindfolded. We attach tags to places, people and objects we think we know well, and these associations pave the way to generaliszations which block our senses.
In 2013, after 12 years living by the shores of the Lake Geneva, I finally decided to go and freinddiscover those visions I once had of this place, which I had started to forget. In the same way we feel experience our home as thatfrom of ana stranger’s viewpoint when we come backreturn from a long trip abroad, I wanted to see my neighbourhood like I feltas I experienced it for the first time more than a decade agobefore.
This project took me to unrelated, unplanned and , certainly seen like never before, rediscovered places all along the Lake Geneva. Every day, I would randomly stop at a certain particular localelocation, every timeeach one at less than 100 metrers from the shore. This project, for me, was about reconnecting with the landscape, with the fresh eyes of a child and in the absence of preconceived ideas.
Only by slowing down, paying attention and breaking the barriers, could I start again tocommence to re discover what was lost. This is an ongoing project to which new images will be added.