From Dunkerque to la Baie de Somme - Photo Plisson

From Dunkerque to la Baie de Somme

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« 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 "shore" does not exist, we then prefer the one of "shore", meaning that it is above all "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. "

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 traveled 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, magnified by the pen of my friend Patrick Mahe.

I followed a strict distribution driven by a specialist from the archives of coastal the geologist Arnaud Guerin. Without being able to systematically take into account the weather, but with an emphasis on illustration in order to show unexpected treasures like human errors.

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 

Photo Galleries/France from the sea/From Northern Beaches to Le Mont-Saint-Michel/From Dunkerque to la Baie de Somme

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AA20916 Boulogne.
Boulogne. Philip Plisson AA20916

Boulogne.

AA20916

01/01/1900
5624 x 1987 px
4 Mo
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AA20925 Boulogne.
Boulogne. Philip Plisson AA20925

Boulogne.

AA20925

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
4 Mo
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AA20952 Boulogne.
Boulogne. Philip Plisson AA20952

Boulogne.

AA20952

01/01/1900
3736 x 5624 px
3 Mo
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AA20997 Baie de Somme.
Baie de Somme. Philip Plisson AA20997

Baie de Somme.

AA20997

01/01/1900
5436 x 1919 px
4 Mo
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AA21006 Berck.
Berck. Philip Plisson AA21006

Berck.

AA21006

01/01/1900
5266 x 1857 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21014 Berck.
Berck. Philip Plisson AA21014

Berck.

AA21014

01/01/1900
5621 x 1985 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21026 Merlimont-Plage
Merlimont-Plage Philip Plisson AA21026

Merlimont-Plage

AA21026

01/01/1900
5532 x 1957 px
2 Mo
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AA21046 The Crotoy.
The Crotoy. Philip Plisson AA21046

The Crotoy.

AA21046

01/01/1900
5609 x 1980 px
3 Mo
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AA21061 The Crotoy.
The Crotoy. Philip Plisson AA21061

The Crotoy.

AA21061

01/01/1900
5468 x 1931 px
3 Mo
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AA21079 The Crotoy.
The Crotoy. Philip Plisson AA21079

The Crotoy.

AA21079

01/01/1900
5601 x 1977 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21144 Le Touquet.
Le Touquet. Philip Plisson AA21144

Le Touquet.

AA21144

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
5 Mo
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AA21154 Le Touquet.
Le Touquet. Philip Plisson AA21154

Le Touquet.

AA21154

01/01/1900
5535 x 1955 px
3 Mo
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AA21163 Le Touquet.
Le Touquet. Philip Plisson AA21163

Le Touquet.

AA21163

01/01/1900
5610 x 3726 px
5 Mo
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AA21172 Le Touquet.
Le Touquet. Philip Plisson AA21172

Le Touquet.

AA21172

01/01/1900
5536 x 1954 px
2 Mo
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AA21177 Calais.
Calais. Philip Plisson AA21177

Calais.

AA21177

01/01/1900
5613 x 1982 px
4 Mo
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AA21179 Calais.
Calais. Philip Plisson AA21179

Calais.

AA21179

01/01/1900
5502 x 3654 px
4 Mo
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AA21176 Calais.
Calais. Philip Plisson AA21176

Calais.

AA21176

01/01/1900
5621 x 1984 px
4 Mo
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AA21301 Dunkerque.
Dunkerque. Philip Plisson AA21301

Dunkerque.

AA21301

01/01/1900
5532 x 1954 px
2 Mo
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AA21300 Dunkerque.
Dunkerque. Philip Plisson AA21300

Dunkerque.

AA21300

01/01/1900
5621 x 1984 px
2 Mo
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AA21320 Dunkerque.
Dunkerque. Philip Plisson AA21320

Dunkerque.

AA21320

01/01/1900
5624 x 1984 px
2 Mo
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AA21322 Dunkerque.
Dunkerque. Philip Plisson AA21322

Dunkerque.

AA21322

01/01/1900
5594 x 1976 px
2 Mo
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AA21323 Dunkerque.
Dunkerque. Philip Plisson AA21323

Dunkerque.

AA21323

01/01/1900
5552 x 1961 px
2 Mo
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AA21682 Merlimont-Plage
Merlimont-Plage Philip Plisson AA21682

Merlimont-Plage

AA21682

01/01/1900
5562 x 1964 px
3 Mo
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AA21681 Fort-Mahon-Plage
Fort-Mahon-Plage Philip Plisson AA21681

Fort-Mahon-Plage

AA21681

01/01/1900
5480 x 3640 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22118 Gravelines.
Gravelines. Philip Plisson AA22118

Gravelines.

AA22118

01/01/1900
5613 x 1984 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22125 Gravelines.
Gravelines. Philip Plisson AA22125

Gravelines.

AA22125

01/01/1900
5464 x 2905 px
3 Mo
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AA22580 Bunker Berck.
Bunker Berck. Philip Plisson AA22580

Bunker Berck.

AA22580

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
7 Mo
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AA23846 Cap Blanc-Nez
Cap Blanc-Nez Philip Plisson AA23846

Cap Blanc-Nez

AA23846

04/30/2009
5624 x 3736 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23855 The Carnot sea wall in Boulogne
The Carnot sea wall in Boulogne Philip Plisson AA23855

The Carnot sea wall in Boulogne

AA23855

04/30/2009
4985 x 3321 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA09263 On Calais's beach.
On Calais's beach. Philip Plisson AA09263

On Calais's beach.

AA09263

01/01/1900
4064 x 2704 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor