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Arnaud Montagard takes us on a journey into the American psyche

Arnaud Montagard The Road Not Taken Photography 9

Arnaud Montagard was born in 1991 and is a French photographer. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

With an emphasis on minimalism, his photography creates a new angle on ordinary details. His photography focuses on composition and details, creating an atmosphere that often references the work of famous American realist painters. There is a timeless elegance that the photographer captures that echoes the work by painters such as Edward Hopper but also pioneering colour photographers such as Stephen Shore & William Eggleston. Choosing to capture isolated figures caught in their own thoughts, staring out of view. Arnaud is always looking to bring the every day to life, focusing on the details that might otherwise pass us by.

“My work is above all a story about light. The strong shadows create
A feeling that makes the pictures look like paintings.”

About ‘The Road Not Taken’ – words by Arnaud Montagard:

“The Road Not Taken” investigates classic visual themes of America and touches upon some of the ideas laid down by the Beat poets. Leaving the fast paced city life behind while setting off on a journey into the American psyche. As an outsider who moved to New York some years ago, the images are informed and inspired by the greats that preceded him, but also announce his own unique style.

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Published on
4 August 2020
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