La Cambuse

‘La Cambuse is the name of the restaurant my father opened in 1980 in the South of France. When people tell me about him, they speak of him as an incredible man, a character, a sun. They say the restaurant was an excuse for the humanist he was to bring everyone together, to celebrate culture together, to party and meet new people. I have known my father only the first two years of my life. Throughout my path I have built a mental and physical picture of him thanks to found photographs and stories from his close family and friends.What are the bonds with a father one has not known ? Am I like him ? What has he passed on to me ?’ – Martin Gallone

La Cambuse is a poetic archival of images and testimonies that interrogate paternal transmission and inheritance. La Cambuse isn’t a mourning’s story but a cocktail of carefree fun and cooking recipes.

Photographer(s): Text:
Martin Gallone Interviews conducted by Martin Gallone
Format: Pages:
20 x 26 cm 52 pages + 20 pages (booklet)
Design: Images:
Camille Carbonaro & Martin Gallone (assisted by Leif Houllevigue)
Publisher: Binding:
Macaronibook Singer binding
Printer: Printing:
Pbtisk, Czech Republic Offset
Date: Edition:
April, 2022 300
Brussels, Belgium