Brocantes Markets


Brocantes are French flea markets and seem to be the French national pastime on weekends.

Brocantes  are peculiar places, you could see them as the edge of our consumer society. Many of the items sold there are too bad for the store but too good for the dump. 

My series goes along various Brocantes in the North of France, Nord Pas de Calais 59.

Their visitors are a motley collection of people. Some driven by their economic situation, the extra income is very important to their daily needs. But you will also find collectors who do not want to participate in the consumer society, out of personal conviction.

Since 2016 I began buying second hand stuff at the Brocantes, transforming the chaos, as found at the Brocantes, into still-life images.