Models: Clemence Beau, Charlotte Martinet, Laurie Grasset, Ko Miya San, Jade Codino, Gala Hermann, Sophie Cayzac, Nathalie brau Vasconcelos
“I love Neoclassical painting period (like Ingres) but I’m a horrible painter!
I love the colors and lights of this artistic period.
I wanted to catch this render in my photographs and to play with collective consciousness that is being represented by these paintings. With closer look, it is still a photograph and there is nothing that reminds any aspect of the painting (neither style, make-up, set nor accessories). It’s just the perception of colors and lights that brings people’s memories to classical period.
I especially pay tribute to the beauty of women. Far from « clichés » that, sometimes, modern photography like to show us.
Most of the work is during the shooting session. The work on light and model posing is 90% of the final result.
I do not use paint filter or effects software. Just a big color grading work on black and white and on different levels of color.
The idea is to preserve the natural beauty of the models, remaining as simple as possible.”