Disassembling the Urban Landscape by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy’s Facades disembowel the apartments, offices, and other assorted buildings that we weave through day after day. More often than not, we’re not privy to what these places actually shelter – instead, we have to rely on imagination to picture just what’s going on beyond the brick and mortar walls that separate indoors from out. Using digital erasure techniques to manipulate urban landscapes, Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy removes interiors and inhabitants out of his images entirely, transforming buildings to superficial structures incapable of housing anything at all. Reminiscent to something one might find on the set of a Hollywood movie, the world of lonely rigid walls standing solemnly is eerie, even a bit unsettling. 

But the intention behind this series isn’t simply to present a world without safe havens or secrets. By stripping away the implications that these buildings are anything more than surface deep exteriors, these shots conjure curiosity, begging viewers to consider what could have been lurking behind each facade.
Fascinated with cinema and its atmospheres, Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy returned to his passion for pictures through photography and video principally. He also uses other types of mediums such as sound recording and art installations.

All photos are courtesy of Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy.

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