Marion Lallemang – The Strides and The Tempo


Marion Lallemang

The Strides and The Tempo

‘The Stride and The Tempo’ starts with a Treasure Hunt. The project relates the story of an imaginary world living within reality, accessible under beautiful conditions. It depicts how seconds of Trance get a young photographer (or should I say Treasure Hunter) to capture the Essence hidden behind an intimate moment thanks to an alchemy of the Whole. Step by step she has to learn her fundamental dual position toward the world : respecting a great distance in order to be able to contemplate the secret beauty (in order to See), or by daring to be at the heart of things to understand them; She has to learn her significant insignificance; The treasures she captures, thanks to being created by a composed Everything, belong to anytime and anywhere; only are they expressing the eternal beautifully violent Danse of Life on a static impression. For a tree leaf could not wander without the spasmodic breath of the wind, the Apex lapses of latency and the gaps of gravity.

This essay was Shortlisted for the EPF 2016





Born in France, Lallemang experiments film photography since 2012. ‘The Stride and The Tempo’ is a selection of film photographs shot between 2014 and 2015. She likes to use a simple film camera and a fixed focal lens in a minimalistic approach. My approach of photography is based on a ‘one shot’ photographs with spontaneity and no post-editing on softwares. Thus all my photographs are shown as they appeared once printed. I mainly shoot intimacy and feel more comfortable to hide in order to reveal.


11 Responses to “Marion Lallemang – The Strides and The Tempo”

  • Interesting images; great cat photo!

  • Back to normal ………………boring and lifeless nondescript images accompanied by nonsense. A dramatic fall from grace by burn

    ………………boring and lifeless nondescript images accompanied by nonsense.

    Sadly a large percentage of contemporary/fine art photography taught and practiced currently falls into this category.

    A dramatic fall from grace by burn.

    I think Burn has been a shell for a long while now. All vibrancy and community went south soon after Harvey got bored and moved on (as, of course, he should. He is after all living the life ). It is now just sterile and devoid of love or passion. There is not even any pretense at editorial anymore, except for external links to Davids instablog, which is where he puts his online time now.

    I do like the opening image in this essay though.

  • Yea when David moved on whoever ran the show just dudn’t participate on line …. Instagrsm is bevoming a commercial site to sell goods this kills the burn disry and so on and so on . The real problem is that too msny relied on David to do all the lifting or maybe they just didn’t have anything to offer.I am going to get Ross’s chooks to start posting photos”…….

  • Well I’m not one to sit in judgment on all that is photographic but I appreciate the big tent and diversity of essays shown on Burn. I think that’s one of its greatest strengths, not weaknesses. I might not appreciate, understand or “like” everything I see here, and thank god for that. But I almost always learn something, or at least try to appreciate “seeing” from another’s perspective and unique grasp of reality – to see differently, to explore and to wonder – those for me, at its most fundamental, is the whole point of why I photograph. Some of the those photographers whose work I didn’t “get” are now some of my favorites. Others might, and have, called them boring and lifeless. I never want to be that old. “When you grow up, your heart dies.”

    As for the community of Burn, all online experiments in virtual community are best when they are young. They tend to burn themselves out or, more often, fall prey to the lack of civility that has become all too prevalent in the world where you don’t have to look someone in the eye to judge them, a place where empathy has given way to the need to win. “Are you kind?”

    But most importantly, thanks to Marion Lallemang for sharing her way of seeing with an understated grace and sense of wonder. And to David, Diego, Francesca, Michelle, Anton and crew for giving us all a “place” to experience such a great diversity of talent and sight. And to learn. It’s still needed and it’s still relevant even without the same level of attached noise. “Cheers.”

  • Must say that I have great trouble with posts aimed at stifling discussion. It’s free and open discussion, not only positive but negative comments as well, that provide the “big tent.” That is what made BURN great. I think it’s fine to say that an essay has undistinguished or boring pictures, or that the artist’s statement is gibberish. That is not a lack of civility. Lack of civility is to attack the artist’s motives; to criticize aspects of the work is not. If some people make negative comments on the work, others are likely to defend it — that is all good and healthy discussion; it is not noise. To give only praise — equivalent to giving awards for people who show up — is not useful either to the artist or to the viewer.

    Also, here is a value for the artist to respond as well — and that has recently also been lacking all to frequently in many recent BURN essays.

  • Correction: Also, there is a value for the artist to respond as well…

  • Tom I guess you feel mediocrity is acceptable over striving for excellence.

  • imants. I think most people are striving for excellence. I’m not really excited by a lot by a lot of stuff here recently but in sure there will be something interesting turning up soon.

  • Sure but not everyone is capable of putting a essay together. Burn has placed itself in the “world of a string of still images that sorta tells a story”. ……….usually rearranged by the burn staff

    1000 Words….. is a lot more interesting

  • The problem is I think the photographer needs to loosen up. It gives off a subtle sense of false pretense which in all truthfulness is rather unfair. Seems to me the photographer is trying too hard to be someone else and to make matters worse the artist statement isn’t great. However as I keep on looking over and over again I do see slight hints of what maybe a rather original point of view.

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