Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, The San Pedro River Review and more than 200 other publications.
Two of these photographs were taken in New Mexico, a wonderful land where it is easy to find solace, solitude, and peace. The others are the fruit of a summer project. My intention was to work with frozen object, and to study the effect light would have on the object through a thickness of ice. As I was looking for objects I could put through the process I discovered there discarded old windows in a barn. At that point I decided to add found objects to the series, and to see how they interacted with each other. I also used a tilt lens for two of the photographs.
I want to go beyond the obvious image everyone can snap with a camera or a phone nowadays. My goal is to try and let the viewer walk into a different world, so they can use their imagination and create their own interpretation of the pieces. Once will also notice that each print uses nature in one way or another. I suppose one could look at these and observe a certain amount of decay, a struggle of some sort between the beauty of nature, and the shock any human creation can bring to the situation. The two in fact work well together; the process is natural; there is no danger to the creation of man; this is simply an observation of a beautiful process.
I am very attracted to passing moments, and to the detail of that moment, much more than in the big picture in which the true beauty of an event can disappear. I hope that these images will bring a sense of peace to the viewer as he/she lets him/herself dream with the colours, the scents, the sounds, the tastes, and imagine the touch of the objects in the pictures.
Color of the Morning
In or Out
Into the Heavens