"SUMMER CAMP" par Bernard FAUCON. Editions Xavier Moreau Inc., New York. 1980. Edition originale.
"SUMMER CAMP" par Bernard FAUCON. Editions Xavier Moreau Inc., New York. 1980. Edition originale. Imprimée en Italie. Grand in-8 carré, couverture toilée bordeaux sous jaquette photo. Pages de garde illustrées. Non paginé (96p). Ouvrage conçu par Bea Feitler & Jeffrey Dorman. Texte en anglais illustré de reproductions photographiques, 7 en noir & blanc in texte et 40 en couleurs pleine page par Bernard Faucon.
"Bernard Faucon is a master magician of ambiguity. His photographic "mise en scène" of children's games and rituals, like the salaciously naive narrative that accompanies them, convincingly perverts the notion of reality. For the real in Faucon's art is both the subtly delirious content of unusually memorable images and the heightened awareness of the feeling they arouse in us... freakish pleasure, irrational fear, unbridled fantasies, forbidden yearnings associated with recollections of our own youth. "The wonderful memories I am preparing for myself!" Faucon says of his magical games with time. Roland Barthes ascribed his own profound fascination for Faucon's enigmatic images to the "marriage of heterogeneous species of reality." He detected in them : artificial mannequins posed in a natural landscape with an occasional live sitter in their midst, casual life-like gesturing of figures endowed with perpetually smiling lifeless expressions, all of this captured in true-to-life Kodacolor..."