2011-2012 Urban Yin Yang
Through black and white photographs and diptychs, Yannick Verdier Monsegur transports us to the core of China, France and Japan. This insight into the atmosphere of Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai encourages us to build-up bridges between Asia and the West.
Each photograph depicts a duality between light and shadow, black and white, that shows the two-faces vision of the Photographer and his model : creation and emotion, aesthetics and symbol.
The models pose in turn as yin and yang, woman and man, one reflecting the other, one being reflected in the other, the whole set striking a balance. "Urban Yin Yang, in Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai" is a visualization of the spirit of these cities, thanks to the models coming directly from those cities.