Caroline Lazaroo

Biography

In 1980 Caroline Lazaroo born in Charenton le Pont (Val-de-Marne, France). She graduated from ESRA (École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) in 2001 after three years of training. It was during his studies that he began, in 1999, his career as a professional cameraman on reports for the television show Rive Droite/ Rive Gauche by Thierry Ardisson. She continues this career until today, participating in the production of many documentaries, clips or television magazines.

His taste for cinema is developed, big fan of Scorsese, Tarantino, but also Godard, Truffaut or Sacha Guitry. This will allow it to develop thanks to the appearance of Digital Reflex cameras, new forms of shooting. Especially by using optical photos to play on the blur of the backgrounds or depths of field. This will give a “cinematic” aspect to his reports. The evolution of his professional practice is accompanied by an increasingly marked desire; Exceed the «raw» dimension of the rushes of his video shots. She turns to photography to capture the «essence» of the image in a new dimension «fixed» but «elaborated».

In 2017, after having made several series of photographs with abandoned sites as a frame, she began to get passionate about URBEX. A practice of visiting places built and abandoned by man.


QUOTE

“After making different types of photos, I realized that there is nothing that makes me happier than to photograph places abandoned by man. Is it by misanthropy or just for the simple fact of seeing the power of Nature and life that takes over, I cannot say. As soon as I am in these places, I feel good, calm. I feel as if time has stopped, as if we had taken a remote control and pressed the stop button, as if we had entered a bubble that exists only for ourselves. There is a sort of serenity, the sound of birds… It’s like being transported to another dimension, and that’s what I’m trying to show with my pictures.”

 

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