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Frida e(s)t toi : the book

Portraits of women, inspired by a photograph of Frida Kahlo

About the project

Frida e(s)t  toi:  A photographic exhibition in conjunction with the play ON DEMANDE DES AVIONS ET ON RECOIT DES AILES DE PAILLE, (WE ASK FOR AIRPLANES AND ONLY GET STRAW WINGS) a one-woman show about Frida Kahlo, performed by Christine Serres, actor and director of the Groupe 18 Theatre Company. Frida Kahlo has always been intimately linked to portraits – self-portraits. And when we look at her work, it is through them that she revealed herself. It’s for this reason that Christine Serres chose me to realise a series of portraits of women inspired by a renowned photograph of Frida (see above, by Nickolas Muray).

Over the course of 9 months, from January to September 2017, I photographed over 60 women of all ages, and all colours. I asked each of them to reveal their « inner Frida » just for a moment, in their home environment, with natural light and their personal accessories. An extraordinary adventure!

ON show until 7 January 2018 at l'Espace Dantza 19 rue Bourbaki 64000 PAU - 21 40cmx60cm portraits printed on canvas, and 43 portraits presented in a splendid and spacious album.

What are the funds for?

In order to keep a record of this incredible human adventure, this online presale will enable us to publish a book. 120 will be printed in total, A4 landscape format – 100 pages – with all the portraits plus a selection of behind the scene shots showing what’s just beyond the frame and capturing special moments

About the project owner

I’ve had a camera with me ever since I was 15, and my means of expression is through images; they’re my words. Without any specific theme or particular technique, I endeavour to capture the moment in a transfer of emotion.  Christine Serres asked me to “take portraits of women showing their inner Frida” – in conjunction with the creation of her one-woman show about Frida Kahlo. Having never taken any staged portraits, I accepted the challenge...These face to face encounters, the expressions of all these women inspired me greatly. The portraits reflect the remarkable emotional encounters which I want to share through this publication.

Valérie grew up in the Béarn area, and lives and works in Pau, southwest France.

www.valerietoulet.com

Valérie Toulet photographer and Christine Serres Actor and director - Groupe 18 Theatre Company.

translate : COACH BEAN

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