Inadaptés by Solène Milcent
With this editorial I wanted to showcase the “not well adapted” state of the human being. It feels like he doesn’t belong to his surroundings, his environment, to himself.
I chose to collaborate with a local designer from Barcelona. I really like the fabrics she uses and the shapes – a bit strange, surprising at times.
At first, I wanted to shoot this session with a woman. Most of the clothes that Guillermo is wearing are designed for a woman. However, I found even more interesting to play with beauty without focusing on the gender. The beauty of the strange and the « ill-adapted ».
This series shows a model in different poses and places we would not expect to see him. Through my photography I want to share not only my sense of the absurdity of life, but the beauty of it, through emotions such as melancholy.
In the end maybe this is what unifies us – our “not well adapted” state.
Model: Guillermo Miranda (@mirandaguillermo)
Clothes designer: Colmillo de Morsa (@colmillodemorsa)
Taking pictures on film is all about being patient.
I think, I hold my breath a few seconds and then I push the button to shoot. Going through the whole procedure of planning, shooting, developing, scanning, gives a personal value to my pictures and even a kind of relationship with them.
In a world of screens, high technology, busy and fast life, I feel the need of slowing down the time and going back to analog photography procedure. Through my photography I show my vision of the world in a specific moment. The nature, people and visual poetry are my favorite subjects.
I use vintage Polaroids and 35mm film cameras. My work is about cold winters, self portraiture in the warm desert, moments of grace, people gazes and lost feelings in a big city.
I am a French photographer currently based in Barcelona. A year ago I decided to follow my own path. I left my marketing job and went traveling and working around Iceland and the United States for 3 months. Now, back from my trip, photography is what makes me keep dreaming.