With their powerfully cinematic character, his images reveal an oeuvre of raw, sensual beauty that becomes one with its subjects. Van der Elsken displayed a remarkable skill for storytelling, for creating theatrical situations in a directorial manner.
Looking for Love on The Left Bank, the series shown by Galerie Folia, eloquently incarnates both the expressive, film-like qualities of van der Elsken’s work and his many sources of inspiration: bodily poetry, jazz, the local artists’ dissolute lifestyle, Parisian youth’s avant-gardism and more…
“Une histoire d’amour à
la série mythique d’Ed van der Elsken renaît au cœur du quartier latin