Laurène Becquart

Documentary Photography

POM Nature

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POM Nature (POM stands for Petite Oeuvre Multimedia in french, meaning Small Multimedia Work) is not a project. POM Nature is a concept that enables me to free myself. It is a kind of catharsis. It is a way to distance myself from documentary projects I work on in order not to be entirely consumed by them. It drives my mind away from the projects for a while before I can start to look back at things more calmly.

POM Nature consists of slideshows mixing photos with sound about things and stories that I like and feel comfortable with. It is not a project, it is not documentary, it is more a personal form of meditation, an intimate way of viewing the world, an inward-looking way of finding back myself.

Here is the first POM Nature, “Equus”, that represents my nostalgic, melancholic and soothing encounter with horses, when I walk around countryside and nature. They are living beings I am attached to since my childhood and they continue to cross my life path, randomly (or not ?). That work’s my way of seeing and thanking them.