Honorable Mention / 2021 / Architecture / Others Architecture

Jeté #3

  • Photographer
    Richard Johnson
  • Studio
    Richard Johnson Photography

Covered entirely in a grid of mylar squares – each set at a slightly off-kilter angle – the YSL's temporary pavilion’s reflective walls instantly turn the historic Place du Trocadero into a massive cubist work of art. This series slides beyond the bounds of a single frame and into illusionistic space, where the viewer’s eye can’t help but bounce across each image in an attempt to shuffle an abstract puzzle back into its logical order. This unrestrained energy befits the series’ title Jeté – ballet’s most show-stopping move, it embodies the magical sweetness of life. It is pure joie.