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This is an image from my ongoing newest series CEREMONIALS.

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About CEREMONIALS
The situations presented in CEREMONIALS unquestionably share some mysterious interpretations: tragedy or comedy? If the formal aspect of a ceremony seems to link them, the motivation and the reactions of their characters as well as the symbolic elements are difficult to understand.

Are they an analysis, or even a caricature of our everyday life? Are they linked to reality as suggested by the clothes and contemporary places? Or do they have to be considered independently of a precise context - entities of their owns?

No explanation emerges: from the global view of the situations to the more microscopic inspection of each character (and his/her motivations or sometimes ambiguous reactions), each approach brings a different interpretation. The keys will never be shared.

Without dogmatism nor a literal approach, CEREMONIALS plays with imagination.

CEREMONIALS is an ongoing project.
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xPinkTuxToTheProm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you really know how to push the boundaries of the mind, along with the photographic world of storytelling. I like it. and I don't think I'm the only one. :)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for your feedback, I quite appreciate it. CEREMONIALS was a very interesting project to develop, and helped me collaborate with more people :highfive:
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
i think it leaves pretty mysterious because the image is too small to recognize the faceexpression very well and i understand that you do this because of copyright violations in the past
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Try to visit my website for closeups ;) [link]
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
i just did after i read the whole description :D
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wonderful new idea made up by you. you are a continuing well of inspirations!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I'm trying to explore new directions with Ceremonials: I'm tired of classic portraits and photo-stories :)
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purebloodbeauty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Simply brilliant - THIS deserves to be DD!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
:whisper: Thank you!
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow!! Amazing!
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