This work is a research about ornamentation. It evolves around notions such as beauty, seduction and the sacred. Through traveling, it gathers portraits, nature and places, tradition and modernity in order to create a link between these notions, and develop a colorful, sensual universe. These photographs are a way of questioning our relationship to ornament, celebration and spirituality, whether in moments of festivities or intimacy.
A haircut, a mask, a camel, are collected in the same corpus, poetical and colorful, which is situated between fantasy and reality. “…the ornament is also peculiar to Man, his way to participate in the creation of the world and to testify, by the spending, of his gratitude…” Jacques Soulillou, Le livre de l’ornement et de la guerre, Marseille, Editions Parenthèses, 2003.