The Royal Abbaye Of Saint-Riquier

 

Photographer Michel MONTEAUX is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD’To see Michel’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015 the Art Center of the The  Royal Abbaye of  Saint-Riquier asked me to photograph the premises for the purpose of an exhibit called ANIMA/ANIMAL . The project invited artists and intellectuals to reflect on the borders we establish between humans and nature.  The abbaye has been inhabited for centuries by religious men and other creatures. Live or sculpted in the stone, birds, mice, flies, pigs,  and more roam the seventh century cathedral and abbaye.  I chose to embody an animal’s eye view. I photographed with a medium format camera loaded with film and used only one lens. For high up angles I used a hydraulic crane to reach the point of view.  The saints statues were shot on  instant film.

 

 

 

 

 

Saint-Riquier is situated in the north of France, in the department of La Somme.

 

All images ©Michel Monteaux. No reproduction allowed.

 

 

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