Senta Simond in London


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In Jules Verne’s 1882 novel ‘Le Rayon Vert’ – or ‘The Green Ray’ – as in Éric Rohmer’s 1986 movie of the same name, when a person is lucky enough to see those green flashes that sometimes appear in the sky just after sunset, when conditions are just right, one’s thoughts suddenly become clear, and so do the thoughts of others. Up-and-coming Swiss photographer Senta Simond tries to achieve something similar with her ongoing series of portraits of her close female friends. ‘The equipment is simple and we, the subject and I, form a trust. I try to catch the subjects in subtle and intimate moments,’ she has explained of her process. ‘This minimal method allows me to get close to my subject. Also, being a woman photographing women helps me to capture these intimate images – and that was something I wanted to explore.’ Thus even when her subjects are naked, or bent over, they are never performing a role; they are never trying to be anybody but themselves.

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