Je pose donc je suis

I pose, therefore I exist

 

Our individualistic, pleasure-driven existence seems to be justified only as part of the “posing culture” on social media. For this series of grand format portraits, her “muses” are not established fashion icons but just unknown young people striving for their fleeting moment of glory on Instagram, creating a performance of “self”. 

The models thus reveal their feelings: self-possession, doubt, this assertiveness that comes to them feeling the power of their beauty, but they all share a common certainty: the awareness that their “fame” is short-lived, and that they are as fragile as sitting ducks.

This “visually promiscuous” series scrutinizes the performative aspect of our lives, and also, the voyeuristic aspect of how we are experiencing other people.