From One Bank to Another . . .
Patrick Wald Lasowski
A visual and literary journey to two Chanel-owned Bordeaux vineyards in France’s Gironde estuary
In southwest France, the Gironde estuary is an open-sky mirror that links Château Rauzan‐Ségla in Margaux and Château Canon in Saint‐Émilion, two Bordeaux vineyards owned by Chanel. For over a year, photographers Patrick Messina, Jérôme Bryon, Brice Braastad, Thomas Dhellemmes, and Luc Manago posted their cameras around the properties to capture this landscape of wine and water.
In From one shore to the other…, the artists’ five distinct perspectives illustrate the First-Growth wines and their environments. Bryon creates structured lines to reveal architecture and material. Braastad gives a testimony of daily life, following the works of the vineyard and the wine cellar. Messina reveals the hazy atmosphere and timelessness felt on the estuary shores. Manago shows the life that runs through these historical buildings and the art of welcoming and sharing the passion for wine. And Dhellemmes grasps the ephemera through intimate, emotional moments. Throughout, historian and novelist Patrick Wald Lasowski navigates among the works to illuminate the context of this elusive estuary. With beautiful photography and storytelling, From one shore to the other… is a love affair of wine, art, and environment.
Jérôme Bryon is a photographer with a background in architecture and design. Since 2011, he has been represented by Galerie La Forest Divonne in Paris and Brussels. Thomas Dhellemmes is the owner of the photography studio L’Atelier Mai 98. Brice Braastad is a photographer based in Bordeaux and has collaborated with the Château Rauzan‐Ségla and Château Canon for years. Luc Manago is a Paris-based professional photographer specializing in portraits and photojournalism. Born in 1967, Patrick Messina lives and works in Paris. He is a founder of France(s) Territoire Liquide, a collective photographic research project. Patrick Wald Lasowski is a historian specializing in the 18th century, as well as a poet and novelist.
|Publication Date||18 March 2021|