I walk a lot; I love wandering, as a Parisian flaneur. I like the concept of psychogeography which is the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals (Guy Debord).
I take photographs everyday day, as if I was holding a diary, telling about my mood, the place I was, and this moment in time. Showing the result from an event that has happened, but the characters have gone. The image remaining is the conclusion of a past action, and it will disappear sooner or later within the great machine that is the city. Catching the ephemeral on the ground that we all see but barely pay attention to, yet it’s where everything lands.
I love the accumulation, the gathering of tiny elements to grow collections of plenty of little moments, ephemeral treasures to be kept, witness of time passing, place I’ve been, seasons I experienced.
Watch works of Héloïse Acher in our galleries:
The visible perks of being an active walker and a keen observer at the same time.