“Vacillement” (“Waver”)

Lighting a candle in a sacred place and saying a prayer is a ritual performed all over the world. I photographed this ceremony in a church and again in a Buddhist temple. In my photographs, the candles, which burn for just a few hours, are sparkling, whereas the people have almost disappeared, as if already in the hereafter. I found this shifting effect particularly interesting.

32x40cm, 12.6×15.7inch
Gelatin silver print