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Thomas Jorion's Silencio Series Shows Materiality and Temporality

 - Sep 3, 2011
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Despite being in ruins, abandoned buildings have a majestic aesthetic that makes it quite understandable as to why so many photographers and artists are drawn to them; case in point, the Silencio Series. It is as though these creatives hope to find the walls whispering about past secrets and long ago events. Instead, there is a quiet quality about such places that makes them even more magically eerie and enchanting.

Shot by Thomas Jorion, a photographer based in Paris, the Silencio Series focuses on light and composition. Through these two techniques, Jorion is really able to capture the full magnitude of the grandness of each scene. The Silencio Series shows his fascination with neglected areas, encouraging us to observe the materiality and temporality of it all.