Aurore Valade builds her photographs around her models’ stories and tales. She stages their daily lives, hence questioning our ways of life and our private spaces. The photographs in this exhibition are constructed according to three classical painting genres: the portrait, interior scenes and vedute. Each composition is the fruit of a meticulous labour of photomontage and retouching. But, despite these technical interventions and redefinitions, the photographs retain a realistic power and remain faithful to the truth of the actual moment when they were taken.
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