Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau was about four years old when his father accidentally chopped down a tree that housed a nest full of baby crows. Although the photographer cannot recall all the details of this event, he can still distinctly remember the plaintive cawing of the little ones who had just come crashing down about fifteen meters away from them.
Produced in the spring of 2016 and 2017 in the seismic prefecture of Saga and the mountainous region of Kanazawa, Japan, MURDER is his latest collection of images. After looking outwards, to the great outdoors, to bring us Experimental Lake (Mack, 2018), Simoneau now opts for a more personal and intimate narrative that recalls Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens.
Simoneau is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until the 26th of August. You can follow him @simoneauguillaume and see more of his work at www.simoneauguillaume.com.