Postface by Gilou Le Gruiec, Michael Ackerman, Christian Caujolle.
Fiction surprises us first by its desire to escape from all narration. The situations, beings and places are neither identified, nor are they located anywhere. Flashes of nights, fragments of intertwined fates, fleeting yet oppressive takes weave what Michael Ackerman defines as 'a way of saying that is more mysterious than language.'
As the photographer himself wrote, 'I try to avoid the traps of reality while at the same time maintaining ties to the real. Because these photos are encounters, not inventions. It’s not an aesthetic search. The fact that everything is haunted is not entirely deliberate. But for me, photography is inseparable from disappearance.'