‘Monuments’ is a series of collaborative photographs by Jocelyn Janon in which he aims to capture the power, spirit and charisma of the female body.
‘Monuments’ is a series of collaborative photographs in which I aim to capture the power, spirit, and charisma of the female body.
In a context where the body, in particular the Female body, is political, I have chosen to treat the human body as ‘Monuments’.
Non-compliant photographic representations, loosely inspired by 19th-century French sculptures, in ‘Monuments’, I treat the body in all its strength and grandeur.
In my images, I am trying to capture the power spirit, the emanation, and the charisma of the body. Legs are columns, backs are roofs, hands are windows.
I deliberately seek to distance the work from the traditional hallmarks and conventions of erotic photography, such as ‘boudoir’ photography, and ‘classic’ nude poses. I stay away from accepted or clichéd representations, and I actively try to avoid any elements that convey sexuality, desire or beauty in a conventional sense.
‘Monuments’ is an ongoing series.
“You walk on corpses, beauty, undismayed.” Charles Baudelaire.