As we introduced you to la fille d’O from Belgium earlier this summer, it is time to focus on Murielle - philosopher, founder, designer, photographer, inspiration and a lot of things more. A series of self-portraits. Murielle, be so kind and share your first thoughts on the following terms with us: passion, body, future, love!
Passion - I used to think anything this overwhelming was related to sex. recently it came to me that this is only partly true. yes, sexual energy is the engine to our machine, but sex is not the only manifestation of that energy. this means i do not need anyone to create or use this energy. this gives me a new sense of freedom. independence. i have everything i need inside of me. Body - I used to think i was not insecure. that i had a high dose of self esteem. i discovered i was wrong. i was very uncomfortable with people making pictures of me because they could capture sides of me i could easily avoid when creating my own portraits. so i started to play with this discomfort. my daughter helps me a lot in this. she does my make up. she is clueless about what is considered beautiful nowadays and this is perfect. she teaches me to broaden my vision on beauty. to truly love and accept your self. i recently grew out all my ‘unwanted hair’. i did not want any part of me to be unwanted. this slow process of growth and awareness helped me grow into the edges of my self. the unused rooms and areas. in my portraits i want to look into what is my personal gaze versus a classical ‘male gaze’ and how both influence each other. Future - I dont do future very well. future is the tips of my toes and the fog ahead.
Love - I was love. then i knew love. i wanted to know everything about love. i explored. now i paused. i observe. i breathe and feel it wandering over my skin. i used to shout. now i speak in breathes.
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