Le Soleil moribond (2009/ongoing)
In 2009 I was trying to start again with my
long-term project of female portraits began in 1996 and stopped for about 3
I wanted to do something different and I knew that what I had done
before was not enough anymore because I had already exhausted all the creative
One day I came across on the internet on one of these live sex chats: they are public live videos where girls try to bring in private registered visitors (members) to earn money.
The first thing that struck me was, from a
formal and pictorial point of view, the soft palette of colors of the video
(even at the expense of quality).
I was also intrigued by the loneliness of the subjects, in their rooms among neon lights and closed windows,
when they are in a state of intimacy with themselves, almost as if they had forgotten to be visible to an audience.
I always take these screenshots while the
girls are in a public dimension, when they are visible to everyone.
The private scenes, in this case, I don’t care about, I’m not interested in the voyeuristic and sexual side.
I like is the live dimension, of the life flowing, the
strength of unplanned and unscripted situations;
I love this feeling of waiting to meet the right subject in the right situation with the right light.
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