We are pleased to present our Photographer Hélène Hubert :
Freelance photographer and author, Hélène Hubert studied Fine Art photography in Maine, USA in the early 1980s at the Art Institute of Boston. This is how the artist discovered Ansel Adams Zone-System and implemented it to her photographic practice and work philosophy. As early as 1998, the photographer fitted her view-camera with digital backs replacing the 4”x5” analogic film holder. Hélène Hubert has been using digital cameras ever since, positioning digital photography as a mirror of all the energies that circulate beyond human vision.
Her skill for highlighting everyday objects has asserted itself over the years: silhouettes, shadows and allusions of presence suggest the existence of parallel worlds where distortion, dreamlike and dual meaning prevail. At the heart of Hélène Hubert’s work, the object becomes a subject gifted with a life of its own, permeable to sight. Freed from the constraints of documenting reality, the photographer is caught by the need to freeze impermanence, in all passageways or moments of transition, to experiment and give us the opportunity to see the multiple parallel worlds that we cross.
Her works are already part of art collections in Europe and the United States.
The common – or better said, golden – thread of Hélène Hubert’s photographic work is the energy that animates still lives. She captures singular light impressions which disclose this blurred zone between the object, its reflection and what it represents. The artist searches all the spaces in which the objective reality reveals a secret which might not appear at first sight. Above all, it is the vibration fields of an object and / or a situation that invites the photographer to trigger her artistic sense through a lightning flash, an impulse or an emotion.
Tuned up to this frequency in her now virtual darkroom, Hélène Hubert dusts her photographic file with the tip of her stylus bringing out the infinitely small, the infinitely visible, “the one visible “- literally – « l’un visible » as defined by the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan on the existence of three levels, the Real, the Symbolic and the Imaginary.
Her images, reveal the evanescent manifestations of the internal reality of her subjects, focusing to render this perceptive intensity, all connected within the same material: life.
The series “My Blues 2020” by Hélène Hubert
“The “My Blues 2020″ series emerged bright and blue from the depths of confinement. My innocent childhood flashes through my dancing tutu, immersed in a sunny swimming pool. The predominance of blue and the deliberate absence of black underline the potential for peace at the center of life’s constant movement.”
The series “Widescapes, Mirrors and Vibes” by Hélène Hubert
“I use my photographic prism to explore the uncertain horizons of my days at sea. The air is fluffy, soft and conducive to daydreaming.This strange, unfathomable vastness offers endlessly unlimited scenery.”
The series “Mother Nature’s Mirror” by Hélène Hubert
The “Mother Nature Mirror” series of photographs highlights the aura of still life. Each space or object is molded by memory. A holistic worldview where everything is interactive and interconnected.
The series “Storybook Mirrors: Architectures” by Hélène Hubert
“When visiting deserted places, I stage life in abandonment. Spaces have been changed over time and emptiness is just an illusion. Each component or geometry has a unique meaning that resonates with its history.”
The series “Magic Venture” by Hélène Hubert
Flayed and uprooted trees, the snow visually heals Nature’s scars. New realities of an instant, transparency becomes visible, the intangible becomes palpable matter. A sort of enchantment catches the senses.
To learn more about Hélène Hubert, you can visit her virtual exhibition and her social media: