Those "Tableaux vivants" were created with volatile materials, dropped from 50 feet above. Their only track is the photography.
Like a second skin : ashes, coal, clay, pigments, water and smoke, were covering my "brush ladies" down below.
The way they would stand back up, leaving tracks of their figures, had interested me the most.
Those photographs are part of a project I've created, directed, produced, and photographed in the Loire Valley of France.
100 persons were fully dedicated to this project.
In fact, it had involved 65 participants during 4 sessions along a 2 years period. 45 other persons and sponsors have contributed to the first exhibitions which took place in 2020 at Point Haut, where it has been originaly created, and 2 local photographic festivals.
In 2022, PIGMENT BRIDES settle at Château de Tours from july 22 to october 16.
Mairie de Tours, the latest producer, provides a outstanding exhibit during 3 months with lots of visitors from Loire Valley and from all around the world.
At the bottom and firts floor, the famous National Photographic Gallery of Jeu de Paume has also an exhibition, as for the 2nd floor with color photographs coming from 2 french museums with an international collection.
For more details, watch the french page : Noces de Pigment