La fille de joie
As a press photographer, I attended many red carpet events. Though I witnessed glamorous moments, faces and looks, I realized that I was drawn to create this world from a different perspective; one which undressed the soul, and rendered a more authentic moment. After some time, it became the same scenes, the same clichés, the same smiles, the same looks and the same photographers. As a celebrity, having to see more than 30 flashes per second every time a photographer spots them, probably makes them want to protect themselves. Seeing celebrities live in this world of excessive media coverage, I started to develop a mixed feeling of admiration and respect, but also pity, and finally detachment.
The Personalities are decomposed and re-assembled in an abstract composition, guided by my instinct and fed by what the model inspired in me.
The original digital size of "La fille de joie" portrait is 120 by 180 cm.
This is a portrait of the singer Janelle Monáe.
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