My friend has a phobia about lipstick. She hates it. When she was a child, she used be traumatized by the sight of lipstick on old people’s lips. When we used to smoke together, she would always wipe my lipstick off the J with tissue paper before touching it with her own lips. Lipstick is one of the most fascinating make up applications. It is the closest element to being both attractive and repulsive at the same time.

Below are photos from my series ‘Belle’. The video is currently showing at Fondation Blachere in the exhibition La Parole aux Femmes, curated by Christine Eyene.


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