… The choice of subjects is the fruit of Hans Silvester’s pre-disposition for tradition, with his acute sense of drama when, in particular, he takes advantage of the dust from the paths that rises as horses and men pass, obtaining a shot shrouded in mythological beauty.

In this book, many of the images embody a culture steeped in tradition, reminding us of the importance of everyday aesthetics linked to a terroir via the universal. In a way, seeing is also hearing! Confronted with Hans Silvester’s images, the voices express themselves, the music imposes itself, transporting us into this universe cut with a knife, where emotions long held in check burst forth in dances that clatter!…

Pierre Jaccaud