Edition of 750
130 x 195 mm
Half-Light is made out of open-hearted meetings between Loïc and the people he relates to in his “real” life. There’s no artist pretension. Nor any voyeuristic need of representing people from out of their universe. His photograph is genuine, direct, simple. No gimmicks.
The way Seguin unveils people from Belleville and Place des Fêtes is unique. It could only have been done by an insider. This is its strength: simplicity and straightforwardness. The unpretentious portraits trigger our curiosity – Who are those people? Where do they come from? How did they let the photographer come that close? That intimate?
About the Artist
Loïc Seguin is a Capitaine de Police in Paris. Profession he has for most of his life. His routine is far from the art scene. Loïc is on the streets. With people. He is not thinking too much about Wittgenstein or how is the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction.
Out of passion, Seguin learned photography by himself. Un-institutional and self-tough, he joins the photo universe through a naïve and intuitive way. All the background on his life is clearly (and honestly) represented on his first monograph: ‘Half-Light’.
About the Publisher
Void is an independent publishing house dedicated to photography books and education. The project is driven by its founders Myrto Steirou and João Linneu. You might bump into Myrto, Void’s editor, at a book fair or festival in a far flung part of the globe, but you’ll usually find her in Greece, at their store in Athens. João, Void’s designer, is based in Reykjavík… it’s entirely possible that you may not meet him (in person at least). Void works with both established and up-and-coming artists, proudly fostering photographers’ debut books.
Void has collaborated with many international art institutions since we started, back in October 2016. In 2021 Void became one of Futures Photography’s members. Void is devoted to and passionate about the projects they undertake. In their books, you will find powerful stories and innovative design, melded together with fine and experimental material.