Ostend has perhaps never been photographed so accurately.
By small impressionistic touches, the author shows it as it is part of the collective memory of all those who know it more or less. So, let’s move forward without too much risk, each and every one of us!
Elegantly obsolete, all imbued with melancholy and that indescribable spleen that makes her charm, frozen in time, the “queen of beaches” (or “beach of kings”) has generously given herself to the photographer who has been able to capture her attractions and paradoxes.
In turn urban and seaside, bourgeois and aristocratic, austere and cheeky, traditionally cosmopolitan, Ostend is rich in a unique history that is reflected in the filigree images offered by Yvon Lambert.
Immortalized by Léon Spilliaert and James Ensor, celebrated by Léo Ferré, Alain Bashung and Arno, the city where Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth as well as Marvin Gaye found refuge has found a new singer in Yvon Lambert.