Those photographs are one of my favorites.
They are part of a project I've created, directed, produced, and photographed in the Loire Valley of France.
It had involved 65 participants during 4 sessions along a 2 years period.
45 other persons and sponsors have contributed to the exhibition which will take place in 2020 at Point Haut, where it has been originaly created, 2 photographic festivals and in 2022, at Château de Tours during three months, next floor to the famous national photographic gallery Jeu de Paume.
100 people were fully dedicated to those "Tableaux vivants" which were created with volatile materials, dropped from 50 feet above.
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.
Watch the french page for more details and views of the exhibitions : Noces de Pigment