Claudia du Lièvre’s experiment with photography began when, looking for a skateboard, she found her grandfather’s Minolta camera. Now based in London and Berlin, she focuses on portraiture and dramatic use of color.
Since then, she has developed a style that examines the contradictions present in representations of beauty. She found herself drawn to the camera’s ability to capture almost imperceptible moments of unguarded honesty found between two definable expressions.
This series, taken over the course of one evening, seeks to contrast the distinctiveness of model Agnes, with bland environments to create an uncomfortable, dream-like effect, reflecting the photographer’s own recollections of adolescence.