I photograph fragments of urban reality in ordinary streets. In these everyday situations, I search for a visual freedom — leaving the choice to spectators to read images at a formal or documentary level.
The studio work is a constant concern in my practice of landscape photography. The walls act as backdrops, the mundane setting of a large studio where I compose urban still lives.
These stagings of an agreed banality, purified from human activity, are a pretext to my own wandering. The choice of subject is a support and requires no development. This urban walking without exit is loosing us in the public space, transforming the city into a large maze.
– Pierre Rogeaux, Lille, France