Visages du passé /// Faces from the past

En découvrant le travail d Ellen Rogers, jeune photographe britannique, on a d abord du mal à croire que ses oeuvres romantiques et douces sont le fruit de shootings contemporains, tant ils rappellent ces cartes postales aux couleurs passées que l on retrouve oubliées dans les greniers de maisons familiales, ou rassemblées en vrac sur les stands de  brocantes dominicales. Les clichés argentiques sont retravaillés à la peinture par l artiste, conférant aux photographies finales leur aura si particuliere et magique : les visages féminins fantomatiques d’Ellen Rogers semblent appartenir à des êtres disparus il y a déjà bien longtemps. La douceur nostalgique et irreelle des couleurs estompées renforce les regards pénétrant qui hantent longtemps après que l’on a cessé de regarder les photographies. Et que dire ces apparats, vêtements complexes aux etoffes lourdes venus d un siecle passé et bijoux savamment ciselés pour rehausser les visages graves ? Ellen Rogers, de par son souci du moindre détail, a réussi à créer son propre univers, reconnaissable entre tous.

When discovering the work of the young british Ellen Rogers, its hard to believe that her romantic pieces of art are the result of contemporany shootings: they remind so much of these old postcards with faded colors, that you can find in the attic of old family houses or put together on stands of antiquities flea markets. The analog pictures are reworked by the artist with painting, giving by this to the final photographs this so special and magic aura : the ghost women faces of Ellen Rogers seem to belong to human beings already gone since a long time. The nostalgic and unreal faded colors highlight the penetrating looks, still hunting a long time after you have stopped to watch the photographs. And what to say about these complex clothes made of heavy materials, reminding the old dresses from the last centuries, and these skillfully built jewelry highlighting the serious and sad faces? Ellen Rogers, thanks to her attention to detail, managed to create her own style, immediately recognizable between thousand other photographs.

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