I used the balloons as tools for painting experiments and found myself surrounded by these little objects, left behind after the studio work, their latex skin full of paint traces, deflating slowly.
I decided to record their existence before self destruction... (the latex brakes with time) and I photographed them suspended against a white background in natural light.
I am interested in the almost brutal contrast between the beauty of the coloured patterns and the poignant connotations: decay, mortality, carcasse, aging skin...
These photographs are meant to be printed in large scale on Hahnemühle cotton paper:
940x1340mm / edition of 2
650x930mm / edition of 5
This is a series of 20 photographs.
For more information, please contact Eleonore Pironneau by email.