PHOTOBOOK BY GAËTAN ROSSIER
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You will not come to Marfa by chance
All roads lead to Marfa, starting with the interminable highway that winds through the Chihuahua desert and rallying El Paso to this small lunar city of west Texas at the gates of Mexico. Declining since the closure of its military camp at the end of the Second World War, the rise of drug trafficking in the region and the drying up of the Rio Grande, Marfa, with its 2,000 residents, should never have become a hype destination. Yet for years now we are witnessing the same parade of aficionados pacing the dusty streets of this tiny city, a mirage in the torpor of the cactus fields. So, I went in Marfa in 2013. I took pictures and i loved it.
Gaëtan Rossier (born 1975) is a Swiss photographer. He studied law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and works as a lawyer in the administration (labor law).
Gaëtan Rossier is known for his images of banal scenes and objects in different countries (United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, etc…) and for his use of color in photography. Gaëtan Rossier was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received an Kodak Instamtic at age six. He began to use a 35mm camera ten years later and made his first color photographs. Gaëtan Rossier photography is rooted in the tradition of William Eggleston, Alec Soth and Stephen Shore. Gaëtan, an avid traveler, spent five years working his way down the American North West and documenting the places and people he saw with film cameras and various gears. Rossier’s photography has been exhibited on a collective exhibition in Lyon (France), “Kiss & Fly”. He has also been published in various collective projects.GAETANROSSIER.CH