Julien Hairault says about himself:
“I’m a French photographer interested in the traces that men leave around to communicate, sell, inform, entertain. I mainly work with analogue medium format cameras to keep physical tracks of subjects impacted by time.”
About ‘Ce qui reste’:
This body of work documents our contemporary landscape by looking for details and marks in the forgotten and abandoned landscapes around us.
The subject matter of this work comes from street corners and from the roadside: closed shops, dismissed buildings and empty places. Useful or not, these signs that we leave affect our territory and its landscape. They tell us about the political and sociological changes of the last decades, which indirectly shut small and independent shops down, which made people leave the countryside, and drove us to a more capitalistic world.
We don’t know yet what will remain after us, but today we know what is left, ‘ce qui reste‘.