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MADAME PERIPETIE

Madame Peripetie's work oscillates around the portraiture of unconventional fictional figures seen "At the crossroads between fashion, photography, performance and art" - Sharon D. LLoyd

THE MAIN INSPIRATION HAS EVOLVED FROM SURREALISM AND FILM, WHILE CONSIDERING THE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND SUBLIME. ALL THE PROTAGONISTS WERE SHOT IN-CAMERA WITH MINIMAL (THAT IS, ONLY ESSENTIAL) RETOUCHING INVOLVED. AS PART OF THIS IN CAMERA PROCESS, BODY PAINTING, PROSTHETICS, WIGS, UNUSUAL 3D MAKE-UP TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS REAL FLOWERS WERE USED IN ORDER TO ENHANCE AND DISTORT THE BODIES OF THE MODELS.

THE SERIE ADDRESSES THE TOPIC OF PERFORMATIVE CHARACTER DESIGN, BODY HYBRIDISATION, AESTHETICS AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH TO BEAUTY AND SUBLIME WITHIN PHOTOGRAPHY AS A "DOCUMENTATION TOOL", AS WELL AS RECORDS THE EXTENSIVE CREATIVE PROCESS BEHIND THE PROJECT.

MADAME PERIPETIE IS AN AWARD-WINNING POLISH-GERMAN IMAGE MAKER AND LINGUIST BASED IN LONDON∕UK.