Series of silver print black & white, shot produced between 1992 to this day. Work still in progress.
These photographies have never been published except some reproductions in exhibition catalogs and newspapers.
The story of Katia and Daniel
“It’s a beautiful story than the one of Katia Boyadjian (photographer, daughter of Angelo, one of greats portrait photographers of Cairo) and his friend the painter Daniel Juré. A love story as I have always loved in the history of art between two persons enlightened by fire of creation, soul and flesh and who return each other images by technical interposed.
In studios in the countryside and timeless they are hiding themselves a bit of the world to live the intensity of their multifaceted game where each one hold his role and then reversed as we do in the passion of love to better keep alive the flames of the invention and desire. We will think, for sure, about mythicals relations Stieglitz and Giorgia O’Keefe, Harry and Eleanor Callahan, Man Ray and Juliet, Tina Modotti and Weston… we will only think because, here, subversion wins on the apparent banality of this couple.
Katia Boyadjian, mousy and respectful photographer, is also the painter’s model and the model of herself willing to some disarming nudity. Self-portraits, her images are also portraits of his painter friend in the work of his art tempt to seize the contours of the woman who posed for him while being a reporter for the act of painting in the studio. She often works lights of day, center with an examplary ease, composes the various elements in space… literally stages her life, her creation and her love giving all the autobiographical dimension to the act of shooting which I feel is, in photography, the stage the most exhilarating and the most specific.”
Claude Nori 1995