France   |  2022

Gold Winner

Cosmogony of Wine

Photographer

Patrick Desgraupes

Category

Fine Art Photography - Abstract

Company

Patrick Desgraupes

Submission Group

Professional

These photographs represent tanks of wine seen from above. The ongoing project "Cosmogony of Wine" is born from the desire to reveal the magic of the process put in place by man for more than 5000 years to make wine. The story of this elixir reveals our deep attachment to the earth, to nature, to the transformation process inherent to Universe. I wanted to make this collective memory resonate to reveal its initiatory side, its sacred dimension. I wanted to "touch the organic", to show how Man, who is at the center of the transformation of grapes into wine, reveals its cosmic dimension. These vats of wine look like planets where fire and water clash in a tumultuous fight, image of a living earth that creaks and "bloats" before becoming an uncertain space. The biggest challenge for me was to show a transformation that we never see, since it takes place in total darkness, inside the tanks.

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