Fenêtre sur le passé Caroline Lazaroo

  • Technique : Digital printing on Aluminium Dibond
  • Signature : Hand-signed
  • Editions : 6 samples
  • Number : 1 in 6
  • Year : 2020

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In this work of 1m50 by 1m26, the composition in chiaroscuro and the central staircase evokes at first glance the interiors of Baroque painting and more particularly The philosopher in meditation of Rembrandt. The double frame of the composition (exterior frame/door frame), transforms the space of this corridor into a real window on a world gone and crumbling. Despite this sensation of evanescence, we are still irretrievably drawn towards the centre of the image.

We then have two choices. By entering this window from the left, we keep our feet on the ground and abandon any quest to the unknown to come and rest in the hollow of an armchair that offers us the promise of assured comfort. This chair itself comes to signify the presence as much as the absence of man. The one who is believed to have inhabited this place and who leaves a trace of life today replaced by nature, rust and insects. By yielding to the spiral setting of the perspective created by the line of the stairs we rush on the steps.

Moving forward step by step, we then move towards this light that exhorts us and draws us upwards, yielding to the desire to explore the upper floors where the curious soul can ascend to the discovery of the beauty and mystery of the unsuspected. Mirror of free will, this Window on the past is thus transformed into a window on our inner being, our desires and our desires, a window on our heart.


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.