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When tigers used to smoke even monkeys used to fall, Ph Louis Canadas, Styling Marie Gibert, Lampoon
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Transitioning – When tigers used to smoke even monkeys used to fall

«Will the mask have a conventional role or can it be a revealer?» – Louis Canadas considers a mask as a processor for a new personality

Photographer: Louis Canadas
Styling: Marie Gilbert
Model Tessa Dixson @Hakim
Team makeup and masks Yvane Rocher, hair Josephine Brignon

Louis Canadas – masks and photography

This could be the study on a ‘mise en abyme’ of masks showing their originality in passage spaces, such as a business district or a transit station, where the mass and the movement usually give a common direction. Where is the line of conformity and where does individuality stand? The mask, as its primary function in theater, allowed us to embody the role of different characters leading us to raise questions around the meaning of hiding versus showing, of truth and lies. Today it invites us to explore the issues of identity through the double and the unique as well as the issues of using accessories to assert our personality when we have been forced to conform ourselves. It allows us to interfere with the crowd. It is therefore in this setting, where protected and homogeneous faces will appear from now on, that our main character appears with her face covered by a mask but free through her emotions. From now on, will the mask have a conventional role or can it, on the contrary, be a revealer? 

Louis Canadas

Louis Canadas is a Paris based photographer. He’s also the creative editor of the magazine Mouvement, dedicated to dance and contemporary art, that he launched in 2015. His often very saturated images are far from being abstract: they’re deeply rooted in the everyday life while offering a different meaning to what we see around us. 

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