TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Special Effects

The Hand

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Special Effects
  • Photographer
    Anne-Claire Vimal Du Monteil

Sometimes the artist knows what she wants to express, sometimes she discovers it along the way. This picture is the first of a « fantasy tale like » series. It came to me through a vision: a little girl grows a hand in a pot, she lovingly and tenderly takes care of it. The plants on the wall around the girl are free and thinking creatures. The hand is one of the most expressive parts of the body. It takes, it gives and it has a great ability to express our thoughts and emotions. The potted hand and its relationship with the girl will grow in the series to come.

Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil has been living in Montreal for the past 11 years. She worked in culture and cinema in Paris and then chose to become a high end retoucher and commercial photographer 14 years ago. In 2016, she transitioned to fine art photography and developed her research with different techniques and expressions within the medium.