yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono)

Montreal, Quebec

I am a French born Canadian photographer. I mainly shoot in Montréal.

Follower of the Japanese artistic concepts "Wabi-Sabi" and "Are-Bure-Boke", I magnify the imperfections, use glitchs and simplifies to the extreme my technique of shooting.

My photographic research revolves around the movement as perceived during walks, trips and experiences. Somewhere between wakefulness and meditation, I am guided through spaces and places captured as if they were solely made of rays of light.

My photographs are about a passing experience in which the city is not so much an object of observation but rather a collection of moments with which I play, on my own.

The use of « in-cam-bnw-hi-contrast-low-speed-dirty-lens » setting allows me to capture images that evoke traces of remembrance more than they deal with the present.

Books by yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono)