Dying Places

PhotographerNicolas Noyes
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryToulouse, France
Photo Date2010
Entry Description

These places do no longer exist : Industrial sheds, warehouses, houses that have been bought to be transformed, renovated or demolished within the purpose of architectural projects. This serie show their last moments, their last breathes, before mutation. As well as objects of desire in the heart of a deal in the sales process, they are indifferent matters for their new owners. Clearly, they already do not exist anymore. The future has already overtaken the present. Market values and criterias step on memory and atmosphere.
Nevertheless, those constructions are still there, housing for a while the soul of their past.

About Photographer

Initiated to photography during his studies and today working as an architect in France, Nicolas Noyes is building his personal artwork for ten years already. Fully conscious about the world surrounding us, he lays down an attentive eye on cities and their citizens, on shapes and colors that bring a restlessly evolving world up to life. Through his lenses, he reveals the essence of elements; the ones belonging to our everyday environment. His shots are spontaneously taken day after day, travel after travel. A part of his artwork focus on special subjects to his eyes : Industrial sheds, warehouses, houses he discovers through his work. These places, that have been bought to be transformed, renovated or demolished within the purpose of architectural projects, housing for a while the soul of their past and ghosts of their ending life. With his pictures, Nicolas Noyes captures their last moments, their last breathes, before mutation.