Biography

Portrait de Véronique Lalot
Henry Rubiños, Capilla Sixtina Periférica, huile sur toile, 2008
Portrait de Véronique Lalot
Henry Rubiños, Capilla Sixtina Periférica, huile sur toile, 2008
Photography, for Véronique Lalot, means tracking down light, colour, movement, with special care for anonymous and collective human activities – cities, traffic, building sites, funfairs… Series of ‘White’ or ‘Dark’ images – landscapes, atmospheric images, waterfalls – form a counterpoint to this streamline within her work. She uses different media: black and white photography, photography painted or enhanced through collages and multi-layer effects, digital photography.

Véronique Lalot was born in 1953. She lives and works in Paris.
A stage set design student at the École des arts et techniques du théâtre in Paris, she begins photographing in black and white in 1975. Until 1999 she explores several techniques: photographic collages, three-dimensional photographs (the ‘Sculptographies’), painted photographs (black and white prints painted over with ink). She chooses urban settings: building sites, demolitions, urban transformations. From 1999 onwards, she works only with digital photography, still photographing what is going on in the city (construction, dance, music, Carnival) but also landscape in motion (most recently waterfalls and fire).