Nicolas Descottes

Born in 1968 in Paris.
Lives and works in Paris.

I have been carrying out a study on the accident for several years. I started with a series on the prints of Parisian buildings that have suffered a fire. Then I picked up exploded tires and windshields on the side of the highway between Paris and Antwerp that I photographed in the bedroom, in black and white, in my workshop. I then drew parallels with plant shapes worked with graphite powder. I felt the need to have a more precise analysis of these collision fragments, and to document them like an x-ray. A new reality then appears, like a "carpet of sharp crystals", to use the words of JG Ballard in his novel Crash! (1973)