In 2020, with a mirror in one hand and a film camera in the other, Victoire begins her series Corps à Corps: self-portraits in natural light and film development made between her shower and sink.
The series comes to life as an ode to the fluidity of gender expression and materializes through a need to explore this spectrum. Her images revolve around bodies, their lines, and their singularity.
Intimate by nature, these moments behind the camera first appear to her as a personal journey of discovering the abundance and possibilities of the self.
Little by little, she brings in models, both female and male, into her world. A new temporality emerges: from self-portraits, she moves to the bodies of others, from the rejection of the binary to the mixing of skins, becoming in turn the mirror.
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Victoire Orth, on her series
"My images depict bodies, their lines and their singularity. Intimate, these shooting sessions first appear to me as a personal journey to discover the abundance and the possibilities of the self."
BEHIND THE PROCESS
On softness and washi japanese paper
Victoire's series was shot in black and white on Kodak Tri-X 400 film using a mirror to take self-portraits. She develops her images in her bathroom.
Her photographs are mainly taken in natural light, using a Nikon F coupled with a Micro Nikkor lens that her mentor Gil Rigoulet donated to her.
To bring out the softness of her images, Victoire chose to print her pictures on Awagami Bamboo 160g paper. Crafted exclusively in Tokushima with the artistry and knowledge gained from 8 generations of papermaking, this high-quality textured Japanese paper has a small ecological footprint. It is made with environmentally friendly bamboo and stands out for its soft surface.