Julien Mauve

Julien Mauve is an author and photographer based in Paris. He creates narrative photography series about different subject matters relating to human interaction and conditions. He is also a part of the Sony Global Imaging Ambassadors program. Today we share his series Headland of Dreams.

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Headland of Dreams

This project is based on a text called Promontorium Somnii, written by Victor Hugo in 1863 and dealing with the continuum between reality and dreams. Hugo talks about our need to find something within ourselves than can help us sail through the remains of dreams and the will-of-the-wisps of illusion. He claims that “sleep is not a formal necessity for dreams.” I tried to explore this nocturnal world with photographs, find a dream-state presence in the waking life and reveal this “world that does not exist and yet which does.”

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To view more of Julien’s work, please visit his website.



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