The taste of peaches and cream, the smell of fresh washing, and the feeling of a cool breeze on a warm summers day are all sensations evoked when flicking through Margaux Roy’s minimalist photography series, Wahed. Taken while on holiday in Tunisia, Roy focuses on fabrics, patterns and textures, and the things unseen or overlooked amongst everyday life.
The ambient, soft-hued images are comforting and testify to the pleasure to be found in the simple. Through Roy’s lens we see the understated beauty in the fold of a sheet, or in the texture of cotton candy, or in the varying hues of a cacti. The photographs are connected atmospherically but are without a narrative link, so we create our own associations for them, imagining how the little element photographed might hint to a personality or a place. It’s a gorgeously subtle series, and brings to mind the words of the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, namely that “less is more.”