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Phémina Festival 2020 : Hélène Nugnes


« Know thyself and you’ll know the Universe and the Gods » said Socrates in the times of the Greek Antiquity. It is through this paradigm that the photographer Hélène Nugnes invites us to an inner journey and an expedition through the subconscious. The photographer’s interiority as well as the models’ are revealed through theses series. Phantasm and reality are fusing together on every image. The process used, the large format camera, intensifies this ambivalence by reinforcing the dreams and/or the phantasmagory of these scenes. Each photograph is taken via chance encounters. The models’ life inspiring the picture. Masks’ creator, shamans, performers, parents, children tell their stories, sending back to the artist a part of herself sometimes undiscovered. The unconscious of the models and of the photographer entangle themselves to create a photo inviting to inventiveness and dreams. Starting point of a deeper introspection in which a subtle world emerges.   Family Tripe Text by Thomas Roche Sometimes, I dream that I am my mother. Sometimes, I dream that I am my daughter. Sometimes, I dream that I am my...

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