Travelling is a tradition in the Isy-Schwart’s family. Cyril inherited of his father’s travelling virus Marcel Isy-Schwart, a member of the French Explorers Society. It must be noted that he often accompanied his father on his expeditions. He gained, within the years, a willing to learn and the manipulation of images has no secrets from them. Dicing is also one of their common points. At the age of 8, Cyril Isy-Schwart has received his first camera: an Instamatic Kodak.
“Démantèlement”, which aim is to reveal the beauty of deconstruction, to enhance ruins, to create graphic images from broken structures. To Create order in the middle of a material loose… To give a second life to what has been demolished.
"My prints are made from an Argento-digital process, also called lambda. This is the most advanced technology to produce digital images on a high resolution real silver paper, it is the reference in the photography sector. This process gives real colors tones.
Subsequently, these prints are mounted under Diasec a Plexiglas that adheres to the face of photography through a chemical reaction between two components, there is no glue, which ensures not to yellow under influence of light. The advantages of this plexiglass is not only to increase sustainability but also enhances contrasts. Finally, a thin aluminum plate and a chassis are bonded to the back, solidifying the set and facilitating its wall mounting.
This work is done by the prestigious Picto laboratory, the standard for photographic laboratory. Each piece is labeled, numbered (limited edition of five copies) and signed by the author."