Dryland, the Middle East in the photographic project of Edouard Sepulchre
French photographer Edouard Sepulchre set off on his bicycle to discover the Middle East and the Maghreb and included the shots in the Dryland series.
Edouard Sepulchre is a French photographer who decided to discover the territories between the Maghreb and the Middle East by pedaling miles and miles on his bicycle, one hand on the handlebars and one on the camera ready to shoot. All his photographs, then, he enclosed them in the series entitled Dryland, an imaginary land where everything could be possible, but here time seems to have stopped, leaving everything in half, unfinished.
Between the sand, the sky and the mountains, however, you can see the evidence of human presence, almost abandoned buildings, signs of wheels on the dirt road, sometimes some peddler or some sign.
“The American West is at the heart of my fascination with deserts and dry places. A territory that is paradoxically empty but rich in symbols. There everything reminds me of the unfinished, the in-between. Everything is being built up.”