Isabelle Girollet

Born in 1961

Lives & works in Paris (FR)




Sensitive to photographic shooting since her teenage years, Isabelle Girollet continues in this direction. She enters at the age of 18 as assistant to Olivier Dassault, photographer. She will stay there for eight years. For the next twenty years Isabelle will work in the fields of advertising photography and publishing. Long equipped with a Rollei 24 x 36, she chooses industrial sites, building sited, remarkable buildings as a subject for reflection. Having gone digital, her work has evolved naturally towards abstraction, with the same requirement of framing, light and colour relations. Coming from a reality, her photography draws all its energy on the achievements of architects and designers. By the light, she transforms banal really into a poetic and abstract fiction.

Isabelle Girollet strives to capture the moment. None of her photographs are edited and both their compositions and subjects intrigue the viewer. These photographic abstractions, occasionally evocative of painting, also speak to us because they present day-to-day the compositions in which they are found make them unrecognizable. Thus unconscious must do the work of interpretation in our stead.