La Main et Le Dos © Thomas Devaux
Les Bras © Thomas Devaux
PIETA © Thomas Devaux
Le Ventre © Thomas Devaux
L'Aveugle © Thomas Devaux
La Bague © Thomas Devaux
La Tête © Thomas Devaux
Les Visages et la Main © Thomas Devaux
L'Arbre © Thomas Devaux
En Haut © Thomas Devaux
Le Visage et La Main © Thomas Devaux
La Douche © Thomas Devaux
My name is Thomas Devaux. I'm 32 years old and live in Paris.
In this series Attrition, I am attracted to learning more about mankind which is always somewhere between grace and harshness and between the sacred and the profane. My models no longer really exist. I broke each of them down and recomposed them using body parts from several other models. I used the eyes of one girl in the place of another, etc. All of the photos have been for the most part taken backstage at very important fashion shows in Paris. I love taking the models, placing them in an unreal world, and giving them a darker beauty . Each subject in this work is in reality a composite made up of ten individuals. Here we enter into an aesthetic that is even darker than in my others series not only because of the singular use of black and white, but also because of the game played by the organic and immaterial spiritual aspects of the body. I work on man’s pride, his overbearing power over nature. I sanctify my subjects and transform them into icons that I break with subtle details, sweeping away vanities all at once. In the end, it is really just about organic matter that will disappear one day or another and in one way or other.
« Attrition »
Gabriel & Gabriel
ISBN : 978-2-7466-3721-4
(Available in Bookstore: CENTRE POMPIDOU, ARTCURIAL, JEU DE PAUME, BNF, Artazart, Silencio (Club David Lynch), Ofr, La Photolibrairie, L'écume des pages, Mk2 quai de seine, Eyrolles, Gallery Gabriel & Gabriel).