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CompanyGoutal
PhotographerOlivia & Vincent Goutal
Entry Description

In the serie, Olivia and Vincent Goutal lend their images to explore the murky waters of identity, whether in the cosy interiors of an urban world. As in fairy tales, these images represent unfinished stories, escapes, subtle hints to the imagination for which the authors give no explanation, leaving the viewer to find their own interpretation. Each project involves a long process of reflection, writing and staging. For the duo, the objective is not to transcribe the real, but to transcend it with finesse, to arouse the viewer's attention and draw it to unknown shores. This manifestation of disorder is enhanced by the treatment of light. Olivia and Vincent recognize " it’s like the soul, it is complex and elusive." Thus, many pictures contribute to the final composition, like a "glaze" of modern times, revealing sfumato blurring and vibrant colors on the edge of the supernatural.

About Photographer

Olivia and Vincent have been working together since 2008. Their photos have been exhibited worldwide. They were winners of Photomed awards 2016 They were honored for their Transitions series in the Life Style category of the Sony Photography Awards in 2011. In 2012, they received 2nd prize in the Emerging Artist Award competition in Dubai. They were also finalists in the 2011 Photo Hotel Original Photo contest.