I wanted for this exhibition to show my photos as I would have shown movies. I started to photograph actresses at the age of 16-17 and I found in them playmates with whom I have continued since, to create images, to take pictures, but most often wanted to put them in a place, in an atmosphere, as if this shot there, this image there, were the beginning of a film.
It is true that my passion for the cinema has always influenced me a lot in my photographic research. Actresses and actors, always ready to play roles, to dress up, and also trying to find their true face are my regular models.
In this exhibition I chose to show images from my very beginnings in 1985 of Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy, experiences, moments of play, unpublished photos never published, but also photos taken with my accomplices of the moment Isabelle Carré , Jeanne Balibar, Fanny Ardant, these wonderful women with whom I work.
I also wanted to show my work done for the Cahiers du Cinéma, for which I worked for fifteen years that gave me the opportunity to meet brilliant filmmakers.
Carole Bellaïche presents more than a hundred photographs that she has taken throughout her life as a photographer with many unpublished photos, series, stories, encounters around her passion for the cinema. With great elegance, each image tells us a story and projects us into the world of a great photographer. This intimate atmosphere goes wonderfully well with this setting and this haven of peace that is the Maison du Cygne in Six-Fours. This association between the Town Hall of Six-Fours and the Ramatuelle Festival allows us to offer major exhibitions that the public can appreciate through an indoor and outdoor tour in the Remarkable Garden.
Curator of the exhibition
Carole Bellaïche: Petites histoires cinématographiques
Until September 18, 2022
Maison du Cygne
Centre d’Art et Jardin Remarquable
209 Avenue de la Coudouliere