In the darkness you start to imagine: Dirk Braeckman in Le Bal

Offprint brought many photographers and book lovers to Paris this weekend, it’s nice. Photographer Dieuwertje Komen took me to see the exhibition of Dirk Braeckman in Le Bal, “the place for photographers in Paris”. The very well furnished bookshop and tasteful café are especially praised.

Discovering Braeckman’s work for the first time, I had to think of a sentence, which designer Brynjar Sigurðarson said during our conversation with anthropologist Tim Ingold in Aberdeen last March: “In the darkness, you start to imagine.” Sigurðarson was referring here to the possible origin of beliefs in his culture, like the existence elfe stones.

Image: spread exhibition catalogue Le Bal