The styled figures in the photographs of French photographer Florent Petitfrere look as if they came straight from the world of Greek mythology. In his cool compositions, elegantly dressed angels meet seductive demons and other demigods.
Even though he strives for a reduction to what is visually essential, Petitfrere always
succeeds in constructing amazingly emotional stages for his models.
He creates dramatic contrasts of light and shadow, almost reminiscent of the
Baroque style of Caravaggio.
After his international career as a model, Florent Petitfrere grabbed a camera. Ever since that moment, he’s been inspiring the fashion world with his visual dramas. This is how the passionate globetrotter describes his daily routine: “eat/drink/sleep/photography.” He uses his spare time to study books from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as texts on sociology. People wanting to treat him to something special are well advised to take him out to a good Italian restaurant. Having recently lived in New York and Hong Kong, Petitfrere now spends most of his time in Germany.
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