Denis Brihat

Denis Brihat – capturing the simplicity of the eternity in vivid and luminous photography.

Denis Brihat - Nature

Denis Brihat – Nature

 

“While some photographers are related to the race of hunters, Denis Brihat belongs to the peaceful tribe of gatherers. A practical philosopher, at an early age he decided to cultivate his garden. A poet of the image, he celebrated the beauty of the world by creating a number of blazons in honor of the delectable manna it showers on us: flowers and fruit, vegetables, trees and a few less domesticated specimens of the plant kingdom, which seemed to him to epitomize all the riches whereby Nature liberally contributes to human happiness. This is because he looked upon the world from his garden or, when roaming the world, was guided by the reverie of a serene gardener.”  Georges Monti

 

Denis Brihat - Nature

Denis Brihat – Nature

 

“When Brihat enlarges a slice of lemon to the size of a cathedral rose window, when he puts a single acacia seed or spike of lavender on a neutral background – a background of nothingness – he raises these tiny harbingers to the power of the cosmos, and infinity is certainly what he intends to possess, infinity withdrawn from the wear of time, an eternal infinity.” Michel Tournier

“Do you know what his worst enemy is?

Tell me.

The wind. The wind that makes flowers move.”

(from The Short Story and Photography, 1880’s-1980’s)