just when i was about to have collage collapse… french photographer and current flavour damien blottière‘s nearly iconic work caught my eye. his specific style in the manipulation of imagery remains dynamic through the suggestive narrative that he injects into it. all done by hand and alive with movement, he succeeds to propel static imagery to the level of dramatic performance - which is why in my opinion the work loses some of it’s unique appeal when being used in stop-motion videos though, since its real power lies in the ironic invocation of motion from a static image.

The Shape of Things to Come / Full length video / VMan 24 from Damien Blottière on Vimeo.