intimacy of Bettina, Paris - Amsterdam 2003
photo project by Marilia Destot in collaboration with
"My photographic research is
turning toward portrait. An intuitive approach, instantly
composing with shapes and colours, gesture and figure.
I am inspired by natural and simple beauties, intimate
and sensual universes, which I like to translate with
some poetry, melancholy or even drollery.
'Bettina' s intimacy'
reveals intimate fragments of her daily life: getting
up, getting washed, tea time, crossing the park, rehearsing,
dancing. This series of portraits, of particular moments
and suspended gestures finds its rhythm by two colours
alternating: green and red-purple. Two colours that
symbolize two scenes: Amsterdam and Paris, our two worlds.
Like a Chinese portrait, I capture and distil these
small things, which touch me and bind me to Bettina:
her physical attention to the environment, her reserved
beauty, her intense relationship to nature, her personal
objects which all tell us a family story, her words
noted and stuck on the wall... ".
Marilia Destot, photographer, Paris
Idea and concept: Marilia Destot in collaboration with
Photography: Marilia Destot