Since the days of his highly staged tableaux that made his reputation as a photographer, Bernard Faucon has moved on. He has since travelled extensively and embarked on a writing career. This work is a collection of his memories in writing and in photography describing his feelings about time, pervaded today with refl ections about the onset of old age.
Eté 2550 is the work a 15-year old might dream of writing: a simple collage of everything we feel and dream. It is also the work of a more mature fi gure, for whom life has nearly come full circle, for whom genres—the Fine Arts and Photography—have passed on, and for whom all that is left are snippets of poetry. The pictures of this work provide a soundboard for the words, while the words are like music, colourful nursery rhymes telling of the “voluptuous tragedy of life”.