The Dark Lens / The Dubai Invasion
A Cedric Delsaux Photographic Exhibition
- The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery proudly present The Dark Lens/The Dubai Invasion exhibition
- Exhibition opening and reception on December 2, 2009 from 7pm – 10pm;
- Show on from December 3 – 31, 2009.
Dubai – The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery proudly presents an exhibition “The Dark Lens / The Dubai Invasion”, a solo exhibition featuring the work of photographer Cedric Delsaux.
Delsaux’s digital photographs combine myth and reality, Cédric Delsaux uses Attakus Star Wars statues and works with George Lucas special effect Model makers to create in real-world locations – a mash-up series of images that capture the imaginations with an overtly humorous approach. By combining Star Wars real size model makers with sumptuous shots of urban architecture, Delsaux has created a series of photos where he puts Star Wars characters and vehicles and transplants them into modern day urban locations.
In 2008 Delsaux came to Dubai to finalise his series; using the city of Dubai as his backdrop for his work. The result is a breathtaking series of images, bringing the empire a little closer to home. His training in commercial photography is evident with his play on branding in the Star Wars on Earth series.
Cedric Delsaux lives and works in Paris, France. After studying cinematography and journalism, he worked as a bookseller and then conceptual-editor in an advertising agency. He has been a full-time photographer since 2003.
Delsaux won the Kodak prize for landscapes and architecture with his Star Wars on Earth series in 2005 and has seen his career as an artist grow ever since. He has been selected to work on several large automobile advertising campaigns, including Volkswagen, Touareg, Peugeot, Renault Espace, Citroen, Skoda, Adrexo, EDF, Viking and SFR. Delsaux was also selected in the Leurzer’s Archive as one of the “200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide” in 2006.
The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery’s mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Through a variety of international programs and exhibitions, The Empty Quarter will continue to discover new talent and create avenues through which to reward photographers, as well as nurture and promote contemporary work of photography, highlighting talents of the region as well as accomplished international artists.
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