The French term for “still life” is “nature morte,” which translates as, “dead nature.” I see my series Natures Vives (Living Nature) as an offering, an ode to creation. I’ve always liked to draw and paint. Starting with my first photographs, I sought a light tinged with a special atmosphere, something between film and painting. In 2009, walking through an exhibition on Dutch painting, I rediscovered the still lifes of the Flemish masters.
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