During summer 2017, i took a few days off to photograph french southern “La Grande Motte“ as the architecture and urbanism there always seemed very extreme to me. “La Grande Motte“ is a massive seaside resort entirely build from scratch in the sixties by architect Jean Balladur and promoted by french president De Gaulles to give holiday access to the french middle class. Since the sixties, the place looks unchanged, and every year, same massive crowd of middle class people seems continuously to spend their summer holidays there. Sleeping in the campsite zone for 4 days (every campsite are grouped in a same area of 350000 m2), i spend my time strolling among the massive buildings, the seaside resorts a the crowded beaches taking pictures.
After such a good experience, i decided to apply the same process for an other seaside resort build called “Saint Jean de Mont“, that looks similar in many ways but is located on the atlantic coast. This serie is made of images of both places.