Jeanne - Johanna Simon-Deblon
Our latest feature is from French photographer Johanna Simon-Deblon, a recent graduate. When we saw her work in our inbox is was as if Spring had finally arrived! The series titled 'Jeanne' after the models name, is shot both digitally and analogue.
"There is a subject that I often comes back to in my work, it's 'transition'. By this I mean the fact of growing, becoming a woman, or becoming able to accept ourselves as we are. Teenage years really inspire me because it's when I personally found out what I am really made of, and I had the desire to express it. At this age it's all about construction, but as girls we are also still constrained to follow the rules. I like to see how someone can break these rules with attitudes, or just a character trait. This is the little something I concentrate on when I work with a model. I usually use symbols that represent femininity, like flowers, pink colours, "good girl" little skirts,... and with that I insist on the character of the model, which can be contrasting with this imagery but which can also embrace it. The aim for me is to put forward the individuality of the person I photograph, even when I work in fashion."