Christophe Audebert presents  Ici et là / Here and There at the Speos Gallery – 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.

Exhibition from April 15th to May 10th, 2013.

Here and There is a series of staged photographs showing romantic couples of all ages kissing and loving each other in unlikely and gloomy settings. The couples presented aren’t actors but real lovers, the one positive aspect to the series: they add a touch of hope to these forbidding surroundings, which can be seen as a symbol of the uncertain and unsettling present. Taking its starting point in wedding photography, the series represents the opposite of traditional wedding set-ups: unromantic venues, regular attire, no artificial posing. Just the universal values of love.

Christophe Audebert, based in Paris, has worked for 20 years in various French companies as a marketing manager. Graduating from Spéos in 2004, he now is a freelance photographer specialized in corporate photography.