photographer Nathalie Daoust presents in her
new work, named "Entre Quatre Murs"
("Between Four Walls"), images of
something we could call "states of mind",
in the sense that they are brief portraits
of intimate moments of women of various ages.
They are scenes of characters who seem to
be alone with their memories, toying around,
at times happy and at times sad, thoughtful,
their faces showing their wishes or an aspiration.
In these images, people's thoughts and ways
of being have been somehow materialized, making
themselves present together with these characters,
with their forms and movements. They are portraits
of the models' intimacy, showing some moments
lived spontaneously in a space surrounded
by four walls, in a house.
Nathalie has elaborated her pictures in black
& white, being that each of them is formed
by three or more layers, processed on a graphic
film. These layers have been superimposed
and slightly separated, to give the viewer
the sensation of motion when they move while
looking at the photographs. One should also
visualize a certain three-dimensional approach
to the subjects. Mario