These photographs are inspired by “The Legend of Saint Julien the Hospitalier,” one of Gustave Flaubert’s Three Tales. Based on Légende Dorée by Jacques de Voragine, this text has been with me for years. It is a tale of initiation, of redemption. The epic breath that gives it life is rather different than my own photographs, which reveal more about intimacy, and whose aesthetics tend towards understatement.
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