From Paimpol to Sept-Iles - Photo Plisson

From Paimpol to Sept-Iles

Inventory

« Will be considered as the sea shore, all that it covers and uncovers during new and full moons, and as far as the great flood of March may extend to the sea side… »
Ordinance of Colbert 1681

Within a few centuries, perception of the coastline has radically changed. Thus, until the late eighteenth century, even though the word "coast" does not exist, we then prefer the word "shore", meaning that it is above "the seaside”. The shore has a repulsive image, as reminds Yves Luginbülh, It is "a place of horror, the place of the flood, the opposite of calm and tranquillity, the edge of the abyss, the place of the apparitions of sea monsters, the location of the discharge of excrement from the sea, the place of kidnappings, pirates, the location of the unsanitary manifested through the stories of sailors in the sea sickness, disease outbreaks on ships. " The Colbert Ordinance also states what may be regarded as the first principle of the non constructible shore: Let's defend all people to build on the shores of the Sea, to plant any pile, nor do any work, which can prejudicial to shipping under penalty of demolition of the works, confiscation of materials and arbitrary fine. "

In this new century, we must note an unprecedented initiative: the Grenelle de la Mer, which initiate a debate and a wide consultation for a sea and coast policy. The Blue Book of the “Grenelle de la Mer” published in July 2009, includes 137 proposals and more than 500 commitments taking into account the land & sea interface, and the development in other Marine Protected Areas (AMP). Is this an awareness of our politics regarding our Maritime dimension? France, is surrounded by four seas, has the longest coastline in Europe, and is the third naval power in the world...

Painters of the Navy have their letters of nobility. Joseph Vernet, in his work “The Views of the ports of France”, illuminates the eighteenth century and not the least, the Enlightenment one. Knighted by Louis XV, from 1753 to 1765, he travelled the coastline and, as such, is named Marine Painter to His Majesty. Two hundred and fifty years after Vernet, and in the tradition of his followers, thanks to my status of Painter of the Navy, I embarked for a work-long course that will lead me to the speed of a walker, from the Flemish coast to the Italian Riviera. A real inventory of our maritime heritage, which does not consider the weather conditions, but emphasizes the illustration, in order to show unsuspected treasures and human error.

As for Volume 1, I have one major regret in this modest encyclopaedia, the absence of the Coastal Conservancy, who did not cooperate despite our numerous requests. There was nevertheless a lot to say and to show about the work and acquisitions of this public institution these last 35 years. This Institution manages on our shores 138 000 hectares and 1,200 kilometres of coastline.

I've never merely talk about the sea and remake the world on a world map, as ecological as it could be. I travelled around from tides to waves, to show it as it is and not as we dreamed it to be.

Photographically yours.

Philip Plisson

PS: Talking about maritimity, it is inviting to think about the cultural and social constructions that have been edified by human groups to organize their relations to the sea, to protect themselves, to socialize it, to mark it, to love it.
Françoise Péron, Professor at the University of Western Brittany, Author of "The Maritime dimension today. "

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AA22876 In the Bay of Paimpol.
In the Bay of Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA22876

In the Bay of Paimpol.

AA22876

01/01/1900
5546 x 2951 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22891 In the Bay of Paimpol.
In the Bay of Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA22891

In the Bay of Paimpol.

AA22891

01/01/1900
5613 x 1985 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22932 Island Brehat.
Island Brehat. Philip Plisson AA22932

Island Brehat.

AA22932

01/01/1900
5624 x 1986 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22937 Island Brehat.
Island Brehat. Philip Plisson AA22937

Island Brehat.

AA22937

01/01/1900
5584 x 2968 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22953 Island Brehat.
Island Brehat. Philip Plisson AA22953

Island Brehat.

AA22953

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22959 Island Brehat.
Island Brehat. Philip Plisson AA22959

Island Brehat.

AA22959

01/01/1900
5572 x 3714 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22967 Island Brehat.
Island Brehat. Philip Plisson AA22967

Island Brehat.

AA22967

01/01/1900
5504 x 2925 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23049 Héaux de Bréhat lighthouse
Héaux de Bréhat lighthouse Philip Plisson AA23049

Héaux de Bréhat lighthouse

AA23049

01/01/1900
5547 x 1959 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23066 The Ile Saint-Riom in the Bay of Paimpol.
The Ile Saint-Riom in the Bay of Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA23066

The Ile Saint-Riom in the Bay of Paimpol.

AA23066

01/01/1900
5579 x 2965 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23080 Croix lighthouse at the entrance of the Trieux river.
Croix lighthouse at the entrance of the Trieux river. Philip Plisson AA23080

Croix lighthouse at the entrance of the Trieux river.

AA23080

01/01/1900
5538 x 3678 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23093 Trieux river.
Trieux river. Philip Plisson AA23093

Trieux river.

AA23093

01/01/1900
5609 x 2980 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23103 On Trieux river
On Trieux river Philip Plisson AA23103

On Trieux river

AA23103

01/01/1900
5613 x 2983 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23229 Colony of Gannets on the 7 Islands.
Colony of Gannets on the 7 Islands. Philip Plisson AA23229

Colony of Gannets on the 7 Islands.

AA23229

07/28/2009
5454 x 3636 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23262 Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec Philip Plisson AA23262

Perros-Guirec

AA23262

07/28/2009
4874 x 3250 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23266 Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec Philip Plisson AA23266

Perros-Guirec

AA23266

07/28/2009
5616 x 3744 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23272 Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec Philip Plisson AA23272

Perros-Guirec

AA23272

07/28/2009
5532 x 2939 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23271 Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec Philip Plisson AA23271

Perros-Guirec

AA23271

07/28/2009
5616 x 3744 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23273 Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec Philip Plisson AA23273

Perros-Guirec

AA23273

07/28/2009
3744 x 5616 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23320 Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux
Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux Philip Plisson AA23320

Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux

AA23320

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23324 The abbey of Beauport near Paimpol.
The abbey of Beauport near Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA23324

The abbey of Beauport near Paimpol.

AA23324

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23338 Paimpol.
Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA23338

Paimpol.

AA23338

01/01/1900
5609 x 2981 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23340 Paimpol.
Paimpol. Philip Plisson AA23340

Paimpol.

AA23340

01/01/1900
5546 x 2947 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23388 Porz-Even chapel
Porz-Even chapel Philip Plisson AA23388

Porz-Even chapel

AA23388

01/01/1900
5532 x 2940 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23493 The wedge Bugueles near Port-Blanc.
The wedge Bugueles near Port-Blanc. Philip Plisson AA23493

The wedge Bugueles near Port-Blanc.

AA23493

01/01/1900
5558 x 2954 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23531 On the Jaudy river.
On the Jaudy river. Philip Plisson AA23531

On the Jaudy river.

AA23531

07/15/2009
5624 x 3736 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23554 On the Jaudy river.
On the Jaudy river. Philip Plisson AA23554

On the Jaudy river.

AA23554

07/15/2009
5416 x 2878 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23559 On the Jaudy river.
On the Jaudy river. Philip Plisson AA23559

On the Jaudy river.

AA23559

07/15/2009
5598 x 2974 px
9 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23564 On the Jaudy river.
On the Jaudy river. Philip Plisson AA23564

On the Jaudy river.

AA23564

07/15/2009
5601 x 2975 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23380 Plougrescant.
Plougrescant. Philip Plisson AA23380

Plougrescant.

AA23380

01/01/1900
5501 x 1942 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23314 Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux
Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux Philip Plisson AA23314

Loguivy de la mer at the entrance Trieux

AA23314

01/01/1900
5554 x 2954 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor