While Laurent Millet visited Chicago for his opening reception, he spoke to us about his work space in La Rochelle, France. The photographs in his solo show were selected from four series—Les Cabanes, La Chasse, Petites Machines Littorales, and Somnium–that utilize several historical processes: ambrotypes, platinum/palladium, and gelatin silver prints. Naturally, we felt compelled to ask for a glimpse into his darkroom.
Many of Laurent’s photographs from these series’ are created by rearranging found materials, or by posing with models that he builds by hand. These models are stored in his studio or deconstructed.
Somnium is on view through April 29, 2017. Shortly after, a selection of Laurent’s photographs will be shown at Art New York, May 3-7.