Cédric Delsaux is born in 1974 and lives and works in Paris. First known as an advertising photographer, he is now recognized for his long-running series which create a singular device each time. Far from reassuring images and their illusory consolations, he works, series after series, to highlight the poisonous beauty of darkness, lurking at the heart of our imagination as much as of our daily lives. His Dark Lens series, a photographic series of urban "non-places" inhabited by the heroes of the Star Wars saga, has been a worldwide success since 2004. Whether he is talking about industrial excesses, delusions of grandeur or uncertain dreams, Cédric Delsaux elaborates a reasoned catalogue of our uncertain dreams by using singular devices mixing false reality and true fiction. Inspired by cinema and literature, his work summons, in equal parts, the extraordinary and the banal, the fantastic and the everyday, to make visible the fictional power of images and the phantasmatic potential of reality.
Interview Cédric Delsaux - Star Wars Universe