After Forever Young, a strobe dive into Generation Y, Elie Monferier questions the fate of bodies and the passage of time. By chemically altering Forever Young's prints, he delves into the exhaustion of material, accelerates the degradation of his archives and corrupts the printed image. The result is unique photographs, in 10x15cm format, where youth finds itself in suspense, trapped in an irreversible process of wear and tear. The world around is nothing but hazy, dizziness and instability.
May You Stay is like a photographic memento mori, where Elie Monferier continues to explore the question of life energy and the complex links we have with nature - that power that alters us and moves us in a perpetual change.