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Photography

Photographer, Laurence Vray brings an “intimate” sensitivity - far from the gloss of fashion. She proceeds, with as much rigour as restraint, to reveal a possible intimacy with the world. The lightness of her view is serious and the seriousness of her views is light. So, through a paradox which she took pains to keep secret, she composed with diligent simplicity: a work of art for peace. Laurence, an artist from Mons, captures intimacy and lightness and conveys it to us. Laurence Vray dedicated her first photographic series to “photographic reporting” during her trips to Morocco, India, Cuba and Nepal. The inhabitants of these regions, their artisans, their clerics... become the actors of this sublimation. Not forgetting her country and her native region, she created the series La Glace Passe in 2002. These black and white photographs, in the purest tradition of street photography, are a tribute to a region that is particularly dear to the artist. More than a simple capture of reality, the photographer embarks on a reflection on the world around her by using photography to put her ideas on paper. She also reflects on the notion of “time”. These photos, with indescribable strength, are an ode to human beings and to their fragility, as well as a reflection on solitude. Extending this reflection on time, the artist began to play with the photographic medium and decided to go back to her origins by using the pinhole technique. At this point, humans are excluded from the photos, which return to silent and unchanging nature, evoking the essence of photography. These images, flowing poetically, lead us to dream and return to childhood.
Today, like going back in time, a return to the first place, Laurence Vray is working on the theme of water and mother waters. A truly silent swim, this series offers a solitary parenthesis exploring the resonance of water, its currents and its flow. The photographer plays on the opposition between presence and absence, solitude and company, femininity and masculinity, fragility and inalterability of this original element. The focus is also on the mother waters, where time it is not yet linear, where light still plays shadows between
the uterine walls, where life is a pure loving relationship...