Alain Bublex - A Japanese Afternoon
Published along with exhibitions by contemporary artist Alain Bublex on the Mauvoisin Dam at the Musée de Bagnes in Le Châble, this book reproduces 30 photographs taken during the winter of 2015/2016 in Val de Bagnes, Switzerland, and the region of Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Most depict snow-covered alpine scenes dulled by thickly overcast skies. The architecture and vegetation are strikingly similar. Yet the keen observer will notice some images are not entirely what they seem. Bublex has almost imperceptibly inserted objects that could conceivably be present into the shrouded vistas. Among these are the iconic Matterhorn, Mount Fuji, and a submarine.