Lost by Yves Noir

Yves Noir centers his photographic work on depicting the human being in his original state. Against this background, his nude portraits are particularly not intended to present erotic moments, but rather to convey the natural aesthetics of the body. Those quiet pictures invite the viewer to linger. The view shall bring out the experience of an originally human exposedness and vulnerability. From this identificatory confrontation, it will open individual or social points of interpretation in the process. 

The pictures are created in collaboration with artists and open-minded “everyday” people.

„Lost is not merely a space, but also a condition. Inner loneliness. The forsakenness that summons those last sparks of strength to rise. At the lowest depth lies the old beginning, waiting like a mantle for days filled with doubts. Testing whether skin and muscle remain, whether the body can still play along. Ironing out uncertainties in one’s head. Concentration. Collecting the rhythm of days and nights.“

Text: Katharina J. Ferner Eng. Translation: Jon Cho-Polizzi

“Lost is not merely a space, but also a condition.”

Born in Strasbourg in 1967, Yves Noir lives in Germany since 1985. He studied media design (with special focus on photography) until 1995. Since then, Yves Noir works as a freelance photographer and lecturer in photography at home and abroad. In addition to publications in photo books and magazines, his work has been shown at exhibitions in major cities including Paris, Milan, Arles, Salzburg and Stuttgart.

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