The French artist Philippe Ramette creates great imagery whose purpose is not so much their daily ordinary application. In his words, “I imagine what we could see,” and then stages his ideas in photographs. Based in some bizarre situations, he constructs awkward images of rational, carefully planned irrational situations (
if that makes any sense).
Philippe Ramette is the man in the suit that you see in these photographs, the gravity-defying is not a trick. Philippe goes to fantastic lengths to create his set-ups, building hidden metal “sculptural structures”. Metal rings in his ankle is used to hang him motionless to give the impression of being upright.
I love his statement about gravity, weightlessness and man’s relationship to the landscape.