Benoit Chailleux


Nantes, France


Photographer Benoît Chailleux grew up in the suburbs of Nantes, France. He studied architecture from 1992 to 2000. He uses photography as an analytical tool and means to explore urban environments. Of particular interest to Chailleux are the undeveloped, often overlooked spaces found at the junction of urban sprawl and society’s transportation infrastructure. The majority of his subjects are banal locations residing at the intersections of roads and interstates. Some of these areas may even be termed wastelands. His photography is concerned more with illustrating the atmosphere of neglected environs, and less in depicting the aberrations of contemporary urban planning. His sensibilities are focused on the ordinary rather than the spectacular.

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