It is a melancholic and timeless California that has been captured by the French photographer Thibaud Poirier. His images cleverly blur the boundaries between the triumph of the past and the vibrancy of the present. Here, the architecture is the protagonist, and the buildings are witnesses of time passing… But also of all the details that persist despite everything.
«One can imagine riding a bike down to the boardwalk from the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, listening to the Beach Boys. Or the Summer of Love in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco against a backwash of painted ladies, the noble Victorian homes delicately painted and meticulously cared for as their name would suggest. And we can even imagine parlour music and John Wayne-era cowboys gallivanting around the once-bustling, now-ghost town of Bodie, in search of gold», imagines the artist.
To him, California is a place where reigns nostalgia, its aura is immortalized in cinema, but also in its architecture reflecting distinct eras.