The emergence of digital photography and advanced retouching solutions contribute to constantly expose viewers to misrepresented realities. As individuals are submerged by the promises of immediate gratification from the consumerist society, they lost their critical ability to appreciate true beauty.
The cultural movement of Minimalism has always thrived to eliminate the superfluous as a way to sublime the essence of things, and in such context, becomes a healthy counter-proposal to the way images are now produced and experienced.
As a photographer, Emmanuel Marot is also heavily influenced by the Japanese concept of ‘Wabi Sabi‘, or the beauty in imperfection and impermanence. Whereas post-production is usually relied upon to make subjects appear more beautiful than they truly are, in his case it is a step in the transposition from objectivised perception to personal evocation. It is, almost etymologically, a de-formation.