Emilie Derville is a photographer and graphic designer; she composes self-portraits and portraits like paintings and manipulates reality by retouching them. The models are transformed into archetypal figures evolving in staging inspired by paintings by masters and fantastic cinema. His photographs invite the viewer to travel in an imaginary space-time where myths and symbols mingle.
Pleats & Folds (Plis & Replis in French) is a personal project based on folded paper objects. These objects are diverted and take shapes reminiscent of old clothes, as well as symbolic objects and places.
The emphasis is on the light and the contrasts created by the rhythmic folds of the objects in order to emphasize the symmetry, regularity and calm reigning in the portraits