Over the past few years I have had the opportunity of working with a certain number of
circus companies and structures. These photographic accompaniments; somewhere between commissions and personal projects, have ranged from documentary photography to stage
This summer, I wanted to mix up genres, to combine stage and documentary photography. I got in touch with a dozen circus and street theatre companies, and set off to meet them during festivals, to take their portraits in the intimacy of caravans, hotels, rental properties,
tents; all the places that artists temporarily settle in, in order to have space to breathe.
To recall the world of artists, I made them pose in costume, in the posture of the characters
they portray, revealing the fragile nature of their jobs and their positions.
In these times of struggle, it seemed relevant to me to show behind the scenes.
France, Belgium / Summer 2014