Painted elephant

This year has been busy and somehow complicated. I decided to really focus on my “bretonnes” series, as a new chapter after Wilder Mann. But I needed to face an elephant. It was like a dream to organize this painted elephant project in India. I wanted to know how it feel to portrait the elephant, so much that the elephant became really the model, much more than the mahout on its back. I finally manged to photograph 25 elephants, one by one, with different costumes and painting. The project is shown in National geographic. I also expect to show it in my next exhibition in November.