Thomas Rousset’s Praberians is something else. I love mixing of document and fiction – the realistic detail mashed together with extraordinary absurdity. It’s what makes movies so immersive, isn’t it?
Rousset writes of a…
fictive rural community, lost in space and time, evolving in a dream-like French countryside. My photographs are not following a defined narration.The real world is my inspiration. I make photographs with the inhabitants of my village and their animals and re-locate them in a floating reality that is timeless, unlikely and intriguing; a reality that is a blend of a raw normality and absurd exuberance.