Sometimes strange ways lead you to great art. I came across the works of French photographer Laurence Demaison by accident, as I was listening to music and found myself amazed by the beautiful cover of the latest IAMX single Happiness. I traced the artist down and found an impressive photography portfolio of which I’d like to share some images with you today.
Laurence Demaison, currently living and working in Strasbourg (France), started out as a self portrait photographer. All of her earlier work, starting in 1993 up to 2009, consists of self portraits. While browsing through the series you’d never suspect all these images show the same person, it’s like every series shows something new about her personality. To make it even more special none of these images are (digitally) manipulated aftwerwards, except for the chemical treatment of some negatives. I’m amazed by how much diversity can be found in Lauence’s portfolio. Some images are beautiful, some are sad. Some seem to tell a story, while others are straight out terrifying. In her latest work Laurence expanded the range of her models from just herself to dolls and mannequins as well, yet still succeeds in capturing haunting, conceptual portraits.
I recommend checking out Laurence’s website, many of the images below are part of full series that are truly worth your time. Enjoy!
Thank you for reading! What do you think of Laurence’s work?
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wow, intensely mesmerizing photographs.
i am curious how she gets these effects with chemicals in the dark room.
after seeing these images i will buy her book on her website.
The effects are indeed lovely. I also love that she tries something different every time, her work is so versatile!
How strange is that habit of beautiful art leading onto equally beautiful art? I was searching the web, when I recognized the name, Laurence Demaison, from IAMX’s newest album. That lead to the discovery of this awesome website – definitely a positive!
Thank you Caitlin, happy to hear you like Bleaq! And speaking of IAMX, how great is the new album?! :)