Frédérick Carnet is an interesting photographer in that he works in series—Andrew Molitor, who drew my attention to him, wrote that he "sequences...with real genius."
This requires more on the part of the viewer. To look at them, I suggest picking a series and scrolling through it slowly, letting each picture stop in front of your eyes for a brief "soak," then moving deliberately to the next, paying special attention to the effect of the whole series while trying to suppress your immediate snap judgement of each photograph. They're not standalone pieces—the effect needs to be cumulative. This requires a different kind of "reading" of the photographs, as reading poetry differs from reading prose, or reading a novel differs from reading a textbook. Don't give up too easily; try it on a few different series to see if you begin to get the knack.
Frédérick, who kindly consented to letting me republish the photograph above as a single image, said, "I do work in series and this picture is part of one serie which itself is part of a full body of work called Chronicles of an Absolute shot between 2009 and 2015."
I think you will appreciate exploring his website, as I did.
(Thanks to Andrew and Frédérick)
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Animesh Ray: "A stunning shot. Given the apparent simplicity of the composition, and the somewhat pedestrian nature of each of the two parts of the image separately, the juxtaposition is startlingly creative. A fine example of an emergent property of merely two objects placed within a compositional frame. Bravo!"