'My Wild Tales'
Permanent Collection in the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan.
"My Wild Tales" are pictorial stories where the wild creatures express their ambivalent and heart-rending feelings. The characters are embodied by a mixed-blood girl who appears evasive, but impressive of emotions and mysticism. The solitary heroines captured in an emotional turmoil where staging is the magic word. This fashion series explores the universal themes of dreams, fairy tales, mythology, evoking the Pre-Raphaelite, and Gothico-Romantic painting. Thus the female creatures often look away from the viewer, and the face often hidden by the environment, staging or mask (makeup). So the viewers enter in a fairy tale and interpret the story of the image in search of the hidden meaning. Finally, everything develops through power relations, on the one hand in the lines and the use of colour in the image, and on the other hand, expressed through the gaze. Thus, it remains to be determined who controls the field of vision, who looks without being seen, who can immobilize the other with a simple look.
"Our deepest fear is not being unfit; our deepest fear is to have mighty power; it's our light and not the darkness that scares us the most. The world and it's not an enlightened attitude to be smaller than we are in the hope of reassuring the people around us. We are all designed to shine like children. This glory isn't in some, it's in us, and if we let our light shine, we unconsciously give permission to others to make their lights flash, and if we are free from our fear, then our presence is enough to free others. "
"These are images without borders, but when seen among submissions from a variety of countries, there is something very French about them. I feel a strange weight in them."
- Kitajima, jury Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art.
"They look like fashion shots, but the expression is outstanding. Very stylish."
- Chang, jury Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art.