Baudouin – I Am a Parisian Lady
“World feminine myth, the Parisian lady is renowned to be an icon of elegance and savoir vivre. Often dreamt but rarely unveiled; these women are a mystery for all. We all have our own vision of the Parisian lady but everybody got it wrong. Hence, I engaged in a photographic process of ‘Les Parisiennes’ to unveil this myth, or at least to lighten it up or to update it.
The concept of the following photographs is to shoot some Parisian ladies from unknown background at home and in the middle of their daily life. We are going away from the cliché of the actress or from the celebrity to the unknown who represent the real Parisian lady. So as to get as close as possible from the essence of the Parisian culture. The goal is hence to describe their way of life throw trends and codes. I have made a point that all the photographed women have been born, raised and educated within the city of Paris. Those are the ones that naturally carry the Parisian culture without the desire to become Parisians. They can be opposed to those who can just be described as aspirants.”
via Feature Shoot