Born in Toulouse, but living and creating in Paris, Alexandra Laffitte finds an inspiration for creating her matchless works in the allure of the nude human body. “Through my experiences, my feelings, envy, the idea comes and it becomes an obsession until realization”, says Alexandra for Mintsquare Magazine, adding that the cinematographic art influences her a lot, in relation with the fantastic, the animation, and the horror.
Her photographic series represent a minimalist and refined style, involving a certain stage-setting effort combining aesthetics and design. Fascinated by the development of the body through movement, she adapts her art to the morphology of her models by giving them an attitude, a posture and a presence with an abnormal gesture.
Her fascination with the body is noticeably depicted in her “Anonymat” and “The queen man” series. In “Anonymat” she works on the morphology of the model, where aesthetics has its place mistress. “The head piece allows me to make sense of the photo, the posture of the model”, describes Alexandra. “The queen man” shows her exploration of the smash between masculinity and femininity. She places the man confronted with his fear and his complexes, anonymously, ornamented with a headdress. As she explains, “with each of these morphologies, I adapt a pose, an attitude, a gesture by putting in their part of femininity”.