Julien Coquentin: Capturing Photos of Luminous Darkness

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All images by Julien Coquentin. Used with permission.

Photographer Julien Coquentin is no stranger to the site. We’ve featured his work from the Black Seasons project before, and considering that we fell head over heels for his image style, we were curious to see a new series that he shot in Rome. “In each corner a discovery. I let myself be carried by the wind and rain, odors and step of passersby,” said Julien. He continued by calling the scenes that he’s attracted to “Luminous darkness.”

What Julien essentially did was a combination of street and travel photography. He says that when he photographs, he keeps a certain distance, and that’s why he uses a 50mm lens on a Yashica Mat. Then he likes to disappear into the next moment.

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