I am Guillaume Prugniel, a french artist – photographer / videographer based in Berlin.
My ongoing project Enlight the Void, makes me photograph abandoned places at night, with a lot of colors and a human presence. Rather than documenting, I am distorting reality, inventing a new purpose to the areas I explore.
When filming, I follow world class paleontologists in hostile remote areas, such as Spitzbergen or the Nevada desert.
How did this all begin ?
One warm summer afternoon, strolling around with a friend, we discovered an abandoned factory. I felt the urge to document it, and from there I started to learn photography on my own. I sticked to it, and several years after, I still practice urban exploration.
Discover some behind the scenes videos on my youtube channel (en français, with english captions available)
I also enjoy working at the studio, where I can experiment to understand better the way light acts and reacts. I work with music bands and I do portraits.
Beyond photography and films, I enjoy building small and bigger props, and occasionally complete sets. Sometimes, you might find me acting in a theatre performance.
To be sure you’ll see my next photos, you can follow me on instagram .
Explorations Nocturnes – 17 October to 27 November 2023 at Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences et Technique, Nancy
Célébration Saisonnière – December 2018 to February 2019 at JC Bar, Berlin
Fill the Void – 7 to 29 July 2017 at Mainzer 7, Berlin