MISS DOMINICA EN JAUNEAbout this photograph
The erotic stagings of Martial Lenoir are minimalist. Without ornamentation or opulent details that would skew his message, they are studied to perfection, allowing only the aesthetic of the boudoir to emerge. In the 18th century, the Marquis de Sade contributed to the fame of this small salon dedicated to the intimacy of women's discussions, lending it a diabolical reputation along with that of discussion and debate. In the midst of this suggestive room, facing the passionate lens of photographer Martial Lenoir, the models pose nude, sporting evocative accessories: corsets, pearl necklaces and garters. But these ethereal beauties never smile, observing us, tirelessly waiting for us to tear our gaze away from them. Femmes fatales, their eyes nonetheless betray their most intimate desires. Miss Dominica in Yellow comes from the series "The Rat Hole", which contributed to the photographer's renown. It was produced in Paris in 2007.Read more Read less
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Born in 1971 in the Netherlands, French photographer Martial Lenoir now lives in Paris. A fashion photographer, he is also a great nude portraitist and regularly works with lingerie houses. He discovered photography at thirty, by chance, and thus bought his first camera, a Mamiya RB67, which he continues to use. Graduating in 2003 from the École Supérieure de Photographie et d'Audiovisuel (EFET), he soon became an assistant at Studio Daguerre to major fashion and still life photographers such as Nacer Messili, Gérard Harten and Francis Hammond. Martial Lenoir has won numerous awards, including that of the Festival Européen de la Photo de Nu in Arles, in 2009, and the Prix Argentique Ilford in 2011. His erotic stagings have been sold at Drouot and are regularly shown in Paris, Arles, Saint-Étienne, Bayonne, and Tokyo. The artist distinguished himself through two magnificent series, The Rat Hole and Reflections of Chaos, with certain images from these entering the YellowKorner collections.