Bourdeau seeks to pass through ominous, emotional and spatial boundaries. He is drawn to places where certain energies are closer to the surface. In certain places, primordial forces seem at the very edge of the visible. These places possess a quality of power in which he feels vulnerable with a sense of ominous stillness; qualities that transcend the specificity of time.
Bourdeau chooses to photograph certain places and structures that are in a state of transition, transformation, and possible transcendence, and foreboding places where order and chaos are in perpetual altercation. These are places and things of darkness beyond secrets unattainable for which keys have been lost.