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Florence D’elle



After an author’s photographic journey of several years in digital (The Secrets, Re Birth), I have been exploring for five years now the meanders of historical techniques.

After Resili O, the roughest photographic series I think to have realized in this regard, I present here my last personal project, culmination of an introspective journey over a year.

Inspired by Jane Campion’s Piano Lesson, Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau or the ballads of Loreena Mc Kennitt by the fireside of a manor in the forest of Brocéliande, I wrote this tale, my tale, my story.

Dreamlike, dreamy, silent, self-confessed, chaotic, burning, uncertain but luminous, it is a tale that has its roots in decades.

The desire to achieve it only with the wet collodion technique in tintype was to bring materiality, slowness, reverie palpable of an organic and carnal support in an imprinted writing of symbols but nevertheless giving free rein to the imagination.

The slowness of the time devoted to this technique is inseparable from the content ceaselessly constructed that one wishes to deposit there.

Florence D’elle, Brussels, Belgium, 2020


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