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Recent projects: CEREMONIALS and NON-PORTRAITS

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 11, 2011, 12:04 AM


Hey there,

It has been some time since I haven't updated my account. As previous announced, I've stopped uploading all of my images on DA, but you can find them on my website. However, I've enriched my gallery with a selection of these photos - all of the others are visible on the links I'm providing below.

CEREMONIALS


Visit: www.simplemoment.com/PagePhoto…

Sample images (more on my website):


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.

NON-PORTRAITS


Visit: www.simplemoment.com/PagePhoto…

Sample images (more on my website):


The "non-portraits" project combines non-narrative experimental photoseries where the human figure is represented without using the face as the main vector of expressivity. These collaborations with actors or dancers often get their inspiration from performing arts. Therefore, "non-portrait" doesn't mean that the human figure disappears: what interests me here is rather its interaction with an environment. There is no storyline, and no symbolism as in conventional dance.

The non-conventional body postures that don't seem to reproduce any specific social situation challenges the viewer. "What is happening here?" is the question one might ask. This freedom of interpretation is a key element in this work. Nothing is "right" or "wrong". It is more important to feel than to understand – and to have fun doing so.


Non-portraits are an ongoing project that has started in mid-2011. Its boundaries will evolve overtime, with some similarities. For instance, the environment has a strong presence in some of the photos. The neutral costume is also important as the images shouldn't look like performances but rather carry a vernacular atmosphere – with a twist.

As an attempt to break the rules and go beyond what I've done in the past, these non-portraits might be more challenging for the viewers and less "easy" than my former regular portraits.



Please do not use any of my photos in your art without my agreement. I spend a lot of time on them and they are NOT stock. Using them in your own manipulations, designs, blogs, etc. is a NO-NO and a violation of copyright.







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Simounet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
J'aime beaucoup les 2 séries. Elles ont toutes les 2 une atmosphère particulière et foisonnent d'idées joliment réalisées. :clap:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Merci bien :) J'espère que tu as fait un petit tour sur mon site car je n'ai présenté ici que quelques images :)
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Simounet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oui, j'ai pigé que tu ne posterais plus tout ici donc j'ai mis ton site dans mes favoris. Je regrette d'ailleurs l'absence d'un flux RSS. :/
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Haha oui, mais mon site, ce n'est pas un blog : je le remanie, le change. C'est un système que j'ai développé et je ne me vois pas encore programmer un flux RSS.
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Simounet Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Je comprends le concept mais ça reste dommage ! :p
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Je te fais le RSS live : y'a encore des nouveaux non-portraits sur mon site depuis hier ;) !
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Simounet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
J'ai vu, je te suis sur Facebook (faut bien que ça serve à quelque chose :p).
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D
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