Homme/Femme portraits croises
Alliance Francaise Auditorium July 25-31
Men-women, women-men, we all have different features, including
traits of feminity and masculinity. The portraits in this exhibition
result from a combination of factors, an interaction between two persons
and the way they look at each other.
When I started making portraits, the way I looked at people around
me: in the streets or among my friends, was already influenced by
photography and the particular moment or emotion I wanted to capture.
However this is not only about me looking at somebody and being
charmed by his or her beauty, but the question I ask myself: do I look
the same way at men and women? The answer is “No.”
Being a female photographer and having my own personal traits and
history, I created my own way of looking at people around me. Isn’t it
the same for you? If you were being photographed, would you present
yourself exactly the same way to a male photographer as to a female
photographer, to a friend or a passer-by photographer?
I thought that the best way to show these multiple factors and
interactions occurring during the moment of capture would be to combine
a series of portraits of persons with whom I interacted with in
Capturing photographs of unknown people in the streets: “Would you
mind if I take a picture of you?”, “Do you like the picture I have just
taken of You?” while displaying the photo on the camera screen.
Capturing photos of female friends, male friends, acquaintances and men
I was attracted to.
And my camera became my constant companion.