Maurice van Es is an artist exploring the photographic medium. In the eight books gathered under the title “Now will not be with us forever”, he deals with photography’s intrinsic dimension: seizing a moment that will never return. He focuses on his closest surrounding environment: his family and the familiar, and transcending it ever so subtly… Subjects like his young brother departing to school every morning, his grandfather putting on a pullover, the details of an interior (carpet, blanket), a crepe landed on the garden fence, or repeated views of his father’s car as he waits for him each evening at the station, take on a troubling comic/poetic and plastic dimension.
RVB BOOKS is an independent Parisian company that publishes books according to an original modus operandi, born thanks to the possibilities offered by Internet, and yet close to the Pre-Gutenbergian era of publishing. Matthieu and Rémi work on the assumption that each and every book, and in some cases, every model of every author should have its own form and format. Not a collection, but a living spirit which is not frozen into rigid forms.
Mathieu Charon and Rémi Faucheux both followed singular paths in the publishing industry before uniting their ideas and their know-how to create RVB BOOKS in 2011. Matthieu was at the origin of the collection Janvier Léo Scheer: monographs devoted to artistic photography, while Rémi directed the publishing project “Clinic” with Useful Photography.