Philippe Perrin is a French photographer specializing in black and white image making.
The Wallflower collection presents two series of his work. The first is of various fantastical cacti. Having lived in Mexico for some 20 years, he found the place having a profound effect on the subject and advancement of his art. The first few years were spent reporting on the Native Indians of the Huicholes, Yaquis and Seiris tribes. Upon completion of those, he began photographing the principal source of inspiration of the Natives: nature. He soon developed different sets of nature images including mangroves, caves, the sierra, forest, deserts and jungles. The cacti series are part of this expansive project. He traveled all over the country showcasing the work in museums and galleries in Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Saltillo, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Veracruz, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City.
The second series entitled Lointain Intërieur (The Man Alone), attempts to show signs of a majestic human being at the center of our perception; ‘in front of the immensity and strangeness of the landscape, man is alone: a minute silhouette in the middle of gigantic mountains or endless plains. In the midst of an awe-inspiring environment.’
Philippe Perrin studied with Jean-Pierre and Claudine Sudre, both renowned specialists in old techniques who lived in Lacoste, France. He also participated in the newspaper Libération, with work in the editions “Autrement” and “Flammarion”. He won second prize at the Polaroid award and collaborated with the French agency VU. He has also exhibited in different festivals and galleries in Italy, France and Germany.
Text edited by Kiri Scully