Temps d'arrêt

8/20/20183 min read

Etienne Buyse takes photographs of everyday life, of things that go unnoticed, of things that do not matter: of what happens when nothing happens, except for time, people, trains, buses and clouds.

Buyse explains: The infinite variety of lights, colors and beings that loom behind this glass, on this bench, within this corner panel and its interstices … all this, in this cage of ten square meters, seen from my own bench where I wait alone, fascinates me, appeases me and brings me joy.

A reflection of Flaubert’s somehow drives his work:

” Anything becomes interesting if you look at it for long enough.”

“Pour qu’une chose soit intéressante, il suffit de la regarder longtemps.”

Etienne Buyse lives and works in Belgium. This series Temps d’arrêt / Break Time received the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017 Juror’s Pick: Molly Roberts, Senior Photography Editor National Geographic Magazine