The dark photography of Laurence Demaison

Photography // Monday, October 05, 2015
At first glance and considering where photography’s technology is currently at, it would be fair to assume that the surreal images of photographer Laurence Demaison were digitally manipulated, however that’s just not the reality. Demaison uses long exposures, light, chemical inversion and other traditional methods to create her enthralling dark photographs. Having studied at the School of Architecture of Strasbourg, the subjects in the photographer’s photographs are more often than not herself, further expanding on and challenging the idea of the modern “selfie.”

The Work of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
French photographer Laurence Demaison sometimes combines black and white photos with her own drawing, generating a ghostly finished product. "Taking full advantage of shwoing what the camera sees (sometimes over long periods of exposure) compared to what the human eye cannont or does not see, she pre-visualizes each photograph up to a certain degree, and then lets chance and intuitive performance intervene."

No Special Effects: Photography by Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
The photographic work of Laurence Demaison is exclusively constituted by self-portraits from 1993 to 2009. Since 2010 she occasionally uses mannequins or dolls. The used techniques - shot, development, print - are analogicals and realized by the author. No particular manipulation intervenes beyond the shot (except chemical inversion of films for some series).

The Dark Universe of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Even in the darkest parts of our mind could we ever come up with the intriguing and wonderful photography of Laurence Demaison. The French photographer and fine artist combines black and white photos with his own drawing and effected layers on top of the image, adding a ghostly dimension to the finished product.


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