Cyrus Cornut (France, b.1977) is a photographer and artist with an academic background in architecture. With architecture as his template, he came to the world of photography through cities, paving a photographic path within the urban jungle, in search of the « poetry of fatalism in these cities, by always setting the human scale in this eternal urban palimpsest ». He has been working on capturing architectural form through light, and looks into the human hive of activity and social organisation. With a keen interest and sensitivity towards the urban or symbolic problems faced by the places he travels through, he questions the whys and wherefores of all that is built and environmental and social impact, through his photography.
's look at the bizarre and often alien-like architecture offers a stark counterpoint to typical romantic images of France.