Julien Mauve has always wondered what it would be like to discover a totally different world, lifeless, full of wild landscapes and to photograph it for the first time. So he came up with this project, which is about space exploration and discovery. But it’s also about humnan behavior in front of landscapes and how we create pictures to share our personal story with the world.
In every spots he shot, the photographer imitated stereotypical tourist poses. According to Mauve “it’s interesting to observe the way we act in front of the camera, how we include ourselves in the landscapes, how those landscapes trigger the desire to affirm our presence. And how the way we take pictures exposes the vanity involved in our endless pursuit of self-definition”.