Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Portrait

Demoiselle De Mai

  • Photographer
    Psyché Ophiuchus
  • Agency / Studio
    Psyché Ophiuchus
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D600 / 50mm / F/3.5
  • Photo Date

"Demoiselle de Mai", Broceliande (Brittany, France). Self-portrait. This series is an allusion to the European tradition of the Queen of May, symbol of Spring, of purity, of the young bride who leaves her status of girl to become mother. A reminder of our customs that are fading in our memories, and an evocation of the women who have today (and in a precarious way) the freedom to choose.

I draw my inspiration from painting, particularly from the Symbolist, Art Nouveau, and Pre-Raphaelite movements. Conceived as pictorial works, my photographs, sometimes dark, sometimes luminous, have a philosophical or psychological background through the use of archetypes and symbols. Whether through the exploration of a myth, questioning our relationship with nature and beauty, or even questioning our beliefs, there is also a passionate desire hidden in these photos to re-enchant the world and give meaning to our reality.