A natural presence
Lambda print, 2009 - 2011

Under the cartographic angle consideration, La Chaux-de-Fonds can give the impression to be a rigorous and austere city, because it is constructed in repetitive and ordered modules. Actually, reality is different. Built as a long mineral casting which goes up on the sides of two hills which face, the metropolis enjoys a relief in constant evolution. The presence of gardens which open out in alternation with the lines of dwellings and the roadway, offers to the city green zones in terraces, in continuity with the surrounding countryside. Another specificity of La Chaux-de-Fonds is the presence of a regional vegetation, in the middle of the metropolis. Thus, fir trees, ashes, charms, maples, beeches, hawthorn, honeysuckle, elder trees go alongside graminaceous and indigenous apiaceaes without apprehending neither effects of fashion, nor globalization.
Series realised for L'expérience de la ville cultural projet.