Pierre Defaix – 2224 Kolkata
Peperoni Books 2015
Like many who travel to the capital of West Bengal, French photographer Pierre Defaix quickly became enchanted with its capacity to overwhelm the senses. Colours, sounds, textures, smells, and more resonate within this captivating series of images, which themselves beautifully capture the serenity and detail found among the city’s bustling chaos. Full of unexpected perspectives, extreme close-ups, and meditative moments, Defaix’s images expertly puzzle together fragments of a place and, in the process, form its deluge of impressions and experiences into a more comprehensible whole.