The world of Frederic Fontenoy
Regardless of what you might think of this photo, atleast the photographer (Frederic) got the board set up correctly oriented! You can find an interview HERE that might help you to understand who Frederic Fontenoy is. As an artist, Frederic has always tried to explore the use of the body as something more than something we take for granted:
I don’t know whether eroticism has anything to do with any reality. I’d rather say that it rather has to do with a fiction…As with regard to the representation of a certain eroticism (which is not the only subject of my photos), my work stays in the will to leave beaten paths, with the desire to look for the unimaginable, the senseless, to push back certain limits, always with subtlety… I don’t do this work in order to shake the values of the spectator, I’m not interested in that. What I wish for is to question the imagination of everyone. To remember first of all that our mental space is our own space of freedom that must be respected.
Clearly, my obsession for the detail, be it in the models’ poses or in the sets, objects or light, allows different photographic interpretations.In these details, which are intelligible, it’s easy for the spectator to get lost. He/she risks to get accidentally seized by this dream that, mine at the start, becomes his/hers.There ! I have reached my purpose!
‘Born in Paris, France in 1963, Frederic Fontenoy has been working on his first series representation of the body, considering the photographic gesture as artistic in itself.
From “Metamorphosis” in 1988, he plays with the reference to reality due to this medium, and readily relates to the distortions of Andre Kertesz and “The Anatomy of the image” of Hans Bellmer.
In 2006 he began work combines fictional, intimate scenes in the history of avant-garde artists and policies of the first half of the twentieth century as subtle as a powerful eroticism. It is recognized among the symbols which plays Frederic Fontenoy, evocations of the Second World War, and number of citations of surrealist works: space of photography fits well in time and simultaneously uses the collective unconscious .
Crucial point of these “scenes of the darkroom”: the photographer is also in the frame, the main male character. Grand officer of these stagings, this double devilishly imaginative and wicked madness seems to make its most ambitious expression, which is Art. The space of photography, sometimes multiplied by the area is deep, and this report double the photographer about it is not the least of its mirror games.
Optical device, the Board of Frederic Fontenoy is a mental space which contains many more …
Fontenoy has participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs. He also had several solo exhibitions in Paris, Milan, Budapest, Bruxelles, Ljubjana…’
THE PIANO WOMAN
Body painting. Model/photographer unknown
In my next life I am going to be a tree…
I AM SO BORED…
“Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”
WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN THE METRO…
Cirque du Metro, Munich, Germany. Photo Simon Lohmeyer instagram: @simonlohmeyer. If you are like me, then you would approve of this! Aren’t we so tired of the usual street-musician/entertainer peddling his sorry ass?
MEANWHILE, SOMEWHERE IN SPAIN….
The party NEVER stops!
DILEMMA IN THE MEN’S WC
(Herb Ritts Immaculate Collection session 1990)
Did you ever find yourself in the ‘wrong’ place and yet feeling that it was the right place to be at at that very moment?
HAVE A NICE SATURDAY!