Contre-jour emerges from a photographic experiment carried out in Japan where artist Josée Pedneault created a visual calendar materializing the duration of her trip. Seventy-five photograms exposed daily to the sun are combined with a series of nighttime photographs of cherry blossoms.

Contre-jour captures the light of day through the continuous movement of the Earth on itself and around the Sun. Through opposites and contrasts, the book offers in every detail of its structure a meditation on time and a contemplation on the cyclical measures that punctuate our lives.

An essay by Safia Belmenouar accompanies the publication.

  • Artist: Josée Pedneault
  • Title: Contre-jour
  • Concept: Josée Pedneault & Free Pony Press
  • Graphic design: Our Polite Society 
  • Essay: Safia Belmenouar
  • Format: 150 x 227 mm 
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Number of images: 85
  • Languages: French & English
  • Printing: Wilco Art Books, The Netherlands
  • Publication year: 2022
  • ISBN: 978-9-08322-741-2