Creator of a poetic, singular oeuvre in colour, magnified by Atelier Fresson prints, we talk here to Dolorès Marat, a grand figure of photography, whose “Mille rêves” exhibition (A Thousand Dreams) inaugurates the new Leica Store in Paris on 105-109 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, with its gallery, book store and Leica Akademie (December 1, 2014 – March 15, 2015).
Dolorès Marat retraces her rich path and evokes both the joy that photography has given her throughout her life, and the emotion she needs to feel before pressing the shutter release, an emotion at the origin of each of her images.
Q: The images exhibited here are pretty disparate. How did you compile them? Is there an underlying thread?
A: This exhibition at the Leica gallery represents thirty years of photography. For a while now, I’ve started mixing together all my work: “Paris”, “New York”, “Sirocco”, photos taken in the different places I go and where I’ve been lucky enough to see and feel a photo. The underlying thread is the same everywhere: the emotion before me that I absolutely have to photograph.