French-born artist, I work and live in New York. I primarily work with photography and video to create distorted self-portraits using a lens I intentionally broke. Without any digital manipulation, each image is constructed with a video projection and fabrics in the background. Although each persona I built, is intensely animated and distinctly a portrait, the broken lens smudges the sharpness of each mask and disguise inviting the viewer to go beyond external appearance.
In a society where photography is omnipresent and so often mistaken for the medium of truth, I thought it was time to question this instrument of representation, the camera itself, and more particularly, the lens.