Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting Maïlee, a french dancer living in Barcelona. She contacted me through IG, asking for some pictures she needed. Seeing her move in the set as if nothing else existed was truly beautiful. Watching her expressing herself through movement as language, with pure genuine passion was a good way to spend a saturday morning. I was mesmerised. I have a thing for the human body after all and I had seen some long exposure pictures of a moving nude so I thought it was definitely the chance to try it. White background, ambient light, push the ISO a bit, drop the shutter and voilà. I think I have definitely found a path, a new project.
I think these check both boxes in “beauty and simplicity”. They look like quick charcoal sketches, outlining a moving body, thus becoming anonymous and timeless. The simplicity of stripping everything to the essentials. Oh yes.