Red Helix

  • Eric Dufour
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 66.15.08
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Astratto, Architettura
Size L
90x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
120x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
120x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size XL
150x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

A window of the blue sky of Burgundy dominates one of Eric Dufour’s favourite photographic subjects. Staircases, a construction element defined as a vertical connection linking different levels, in this case earth and sky, boast fascinating aesthetics. In Macon, in the region of Burgundy, a bright red spiral staircase stands out against the all-white wall of a modern building, creating a composition with a powerful visual impact. The chromatic dialogue of red, white and blue is enriched by a dark tone, adding depth, created by the interplay of shadows enhanced by the mirror image inevitably created between the real staircase and its alter ego: its shadow.
The French photographer Eric Dufour was born in 1965. He developed a passion for photography at a very early age and took advantage of his numerous trips to Asia, the Middle East and Europe to capture different architectural details in his pictures. He officially entered the circuit of artistic photography in 2006 and since then has developed careful research into modern architecture, showcasing the graphic lines that fill European capitals, the main destination of his ongoing travels. For three consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014) Dufour exhibited at the Salon de la Photo, an important rendezvous that attracts professional photographers and photography buffs to Paris annually. In 2013 he was one of the leading figures at the collective show entitled Graphitude at the Galerie Photostage in Lyon. The following year he starred at Les rencontres du Rivatoria, an event organized in Jassans – Riottier dal Photoclub Rivatoria in collaboration with the Fédération Photographique de France. Over the years Dufour has published widely in important international periodicals and has participated in a number of competitions, winning prestigious awards and gaining recognition. In 2013, he won first prize in Digital Colors – Jyske Mesterskaber (Denmark) and in 2014, after placing third in the Urban Photo Contest in Paris and second in the European Eisa Maestro Awards in Berlin, he won first prize in the “Architecture” category for Les Photographies de l’année (France).