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Alphaville | Paris

Alphaville | by Rémy Soubanère


Where The Sun Never Comes Up

This series was shot in the suburbs of Paris, far away from the glamorous parties and the tourists. Nothing is staged here, and the sun never comes up.

This series is one of Rémy's continuing series, which he started in 2015.

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 "It came from a strange undercurrent in the air of Paris these days", Remy says.

"It came from a strange undercurrent in the air of Paris these days", Remy says.

 "Sometimes it feels like reality progressed so far beyond the future depicted in the old dystopian movies."

"Sometimes it feels like reality progressed so far beyond the future depicted in the old dystopian movies."

 Paying homage to that, Rémy chose the name Alphaville. It's a reference to French director Jean-Luc Godard's film noir classic  Alphaville  (1965). 

Paying homage to that, Rémy chose the name Alphaville. It's a reference to French director Jean-Luc Godard's film noir classic Alphaville (1965). 

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 "Godard's movie shows an Orwellian world: it is shot in and around the futuristic architecture that dots the city of Paris."

"Godard's movie shows an Orwellian world: it is shot in and around the futuristic architecture that dots the city of Paris."

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 "Nothing was shot in the studio, everything took place around these real buildings."

"Nothing was shot in the studio, everything took place around these real buildings."

 "It is a dark and brooding film: the city is portrayed as a machine where everything turns and repeats ceaselessly, where everything is computed." 

"It is a dark and brooding film: the city is portrayed as a machine where everything turns and repeats ceaselessly, where everything is computed." 

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 "The only way for the protagonist to get away from it all is to go beyond logic and look at what makes a human human. You could call it the soul." 

"The only way for the protagonist to get away from it all is to go beyond logic and look at what makes a human human. You could call it the soul." 

 This is what this photo series is about: it is not about finding beauty in an ugly reality, it's about trying to stay human in this machine. The city can be a machine sometimes."

This is what this photo series is about: it is not about finding beauty in an ugly reality, it's about trying to stay human in this machine. The city can be a machine sometimes."