From Honfleur to Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue - Photo Plisson

From Honfleur to Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue

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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

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AA21696 Honfleur.
Honfleur. Philip Plisson AA21696

Honfleur.

AA21696

01/01/1900
5438 x 2718 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21695 Honfleur.
Honfleur. Philip Plisson AA21695

Honfleur.

AA21695

01/01/1900
5519 x 2760 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21699 Honfleur.
Honfleur. Philip Plisson AA21699

Honfleur.

AA21699

01/01/1900
5245 x 2624 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21840 The islands of St. Marcouf.
The islands of St. Marcouf. Philip Plisson AA21840

The islands of St. Marcouf.

AA21840

01/01/1900
5538 x 1956 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21846 Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue.
Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue. Philip Plisson AA21846

Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue.

AA21846

01/01/1900
5580 x 1970 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21857 Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue.
Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue. Philip Plisson AA21857

Tatihou before Saint-Vaast la Hougue.

AA21857

01/01/1900
5544 x 1959 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21862 Saint-Vaast la Hougue.
Saint-Vaast la Hougue. Philip Plisson AA21862

Saint-Vaast la Hougue.

AA21862

01/01/1900
3093 x 4648 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21867 Fishing in front of Saint-Vaast la Hougue.
Fishing in front of Saint-Vaast la Hougue. Philip Plisson AA21867

Fishing in front of Saint-Vaast la Hougue.

AA21867

01/01/1900
5554 x 3702 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22141 Port-en-Bessin.
Port-en-Bessin. Philip Plisson AA22141

Port-en-Bessin.

AA22141

01/01/1900
5438 x 2894 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22151 La Pointe du Hoc.
La Pointe du Hoc. Philip Plisson AA22151

La Pointe du Hoc.

AA22151

01/01/1900
5534 x 2939 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22164 Utah Beach.
Utah Beach. Philip Plisson AA22164

Utah Beach.

AA22164

01/01/1900
5448 x 2897 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22190 Arromanches.
Arromanches. Philip Plisson AA22190

Arromanches.

AA22190

01/01/1900
5458 x 1929 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22193 Arromanches.
Arromanches. Philip Plisson AA22193

Arromanches.

AA22193

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22205 Ouistréham.
Ouistréham. Philip Plisson AA22205

Ouistréham.

AA22205

01/01/1900
5437 x 2887 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22211 Ouistréham.
Ouistréham. Philip Plisson AA22211

Ouistréham.

AA22211

01/01/1900
5406 x 2874 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22224 Canal from Caen to the sea
Canal from Caen to the sea Philip Plisson AA22224

Canal from Caen to the sea

AA22224

01/01/1900
5442 x 2894 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22227 Canal from Caen to the sea
Canal from Caen to the sea Philip Plisson AA22227

Canal from Caen to the sea

AA22227

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22233 Canal from Caen to the sea
Canal from Caen to the sea Philip Plisson AA22233

Canal from Caen to the sea

AA22233

01/01/1900
5613 x 2982 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22229 Canal from Caen to the sea
Canal from Caen to the sea Philip Plisson AA22229

Canal from Caen to the sea

AA22229

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22241 Houlgate.
Houlgate. Philip Plisson AA22241

Houlgate.

AA22241

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22248 Deauville.
Deauville. Philip Plisson AA22248

Deauville.

AA22248

01/01/1900
5393 x 2861 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22243 Cabourg.
Cabourg. Philip Plisson AA22243

Cabourg.

AA22243

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22255 Trouville.
Trouville. Philip Plisson AA22255

Trouville.

AA22255

01/01/1900
5534 x 3676 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22262 Input port between Trouville and Deauville.
Input port between Trouville and Deauville. Philip Plisson AA22262

Input port between Trouville and Deauville.

AA22262

01/01/1900
5624 x 1984 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22263 Deauville.
Deauville. Philip Plisson AA22263

Deauville.

AA22263

01/01/1900
5613 x 2982 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22266 Trouville.
Trouville. Philip Plisson AA22266

Trouville.

AA22266

01/01/1900
5502 x 2926 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22276 Houlgate.
Houlgate. Philip Plisson AA22276

Houlgate.

AA22276

01/01/1900
5609 x 2980 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22591 Cap de la Percé between Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach.
Cap de la Percé between Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. Philip Plisson AA22591

Cap de la Percé between Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach.

AA22591

01/01/1900
5617 x 2984 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA25952 Omaha Beach, Cemetery of the Allies.
Omaha Beach, Cemetery of the Allies. Philip Plisson AA25952

Omaha Beach, Cemetery of the Allies.

AA25952

01/01/1900
5669 x 3898 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA25957 The port of Saint-Vaast la Hougue
The port of Saint-Vaast la Hougue Philip Plisson AA25957

The port of Saint-Vaast la Hougue

AA25957

01/01/1900
7677 x 1890 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor