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Valentina ghiringhelli

Young talent photographer of the 2012 Planche (s) Contact festival

© Valentina Ghiringhelli for Board (s) Contact 2012
© Valentina Ghiringhelli for Board (s) Contact 2012
© Valentina Ghiringhelli for Board (s) Contact 2012
© Valentina Ghiringhelli for Board (s) Contact 2012

Artificial paradises

"Whether you come from heaven or from hell, what does it matter, O beauty! Huge, frightening, ingenuous monster! If your eye, your mouse, your foot, open the door for me Of an infinity that I love and have never known? »Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil

"Inspired by Baudelaire and The artificial paradises, my project wants to show that the places of evening and nocturnal entertainment are filled with artificial and illusory happiness. It was day that I took these photos in discos and clubs of Deauville, when they are empty and lit by an ambient light. When silence replaces the confusion and the emptiness of the crowd, when their escape power is hidden, before they turn, in the evening, into artificial paradises. the goal is not to criticize these places in a radical way but rather to underline a truth that we hide: each of us must detach ourselves from everyday reality. Some of us need the night, the crowd, of the feeling of freedom and emptiness, in order to be what we really want to be. Sometimes we need this private paradise, for one night. "

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