Through May 31st, the Galerie Maruani & Mercier will exhibit two new photo series by Bettina Rheims.
The first, Héroïne, features off-beat portraits of models, actresses and dancers usually represented as the most beautiful women in the world: Milla Jovovich, Natasa Vojnovic, Asia Argento, Laetizia Venezia, Rona Hartner. But here Rheims photographs them differently, seeking their inner beauty.
For the second, Just Like a Woman, Rheims shoots her models from above for the first time, placing them in a closer and more intimate relationship to herself. She captures the women waking up in the morning, still half-asleep in the throes of a beautiful agony between pleasure and suffering… What they feel in this fleeting moment can only be read in their eyes.
The women pose nude or in lingerie, their cheeks flushed with their troubles and their skin still marked by the imprints of their undergarments.
Heroïnes… Just Like a Woman
March 29 – April 15 2014
Maruani & Mercier Gallery