François Jonquet lives in Bordeaux. Forage, recently released by VOID, is his first monograph and gathers images taken over two decades. Through his lens, François captures the essence of everyday moments, evoking nostalgia and longing while inviting reflection on the transient beauty found in the ordinary. With an unspoken narrative weaving through its pages, the book gracefully emphasizes the beauty found in this rich family diversity.
On Tuesday, October 24th Jonquet will be at Micamera to sign the copies of the book and launch the special edition. Book your signed copy here
The images evoke nostalgia and longing, inviting reflection on the transient beauty present in the ordinary. A glimpse into a personal journey, transcending documentation to become, more significantly, an exploration of human experience. In Jonquet’s realm, time stands still, the banal is transformed into the extraordinary and untold stories are read aloud.
It feels as if there is something concealed within these pictures. It pertains to the inner journey of self-reflection that I have been undertaking for the past 20 years. Most portraits in the series capture individuals in contemplative moments, and perhaps they are, in fact, portraits of myself.
Void confirms to be one of the most interesting publishers on the international scene. The book perfectly balances images in color and black and white.