Paul Vinet Handbag, 2013 photograph
Paul Vinet photographs from his Stories series
C-Print and gold leaf mounted on Dibond
11 x 14 inches - Edition of 20
For this series, Paul created still life arrangements using objects that his parents had kept in the basement of their Paris home for decades.  Many of these objects were broken, but had been stored religiously. After his father's death, the basement was to be cleaned out, but he was able to photograph these wonderful old things before they were discarded.  This series is an homage to his father, and it’s also a way to make sense of the accumulation of junk--but junk that retains a great deal of history, emotion, and meaning.