Subjective Trophies
Project info

The global concept consists in doing portraits of hunters with their naturalized (taxidermy) trophies on the spot where the hunt took place, like a metaphoric reconstitution of a real-life drama. For this performance that resembles a pilgrimage, I asked them to wear their most elegant and ceremonial clothes. This was also to refer to fine art portraits that represent noble persons in hunting dress during passed centuries. The equipment has an influence on the atmosphere. For this special event I wanted the mark of solemnity. I used a 4x5 inches camera coupled with flashes, which needed a long preparation and put the models in a motionless attitude before and during the shooting. This project has been going on in different countries like France, Switzerland, western Africa, Mongolia, Argentina, Finland and Namibia.