April 22, 2018

Alone Together - A Portrait of the Loneliness



By Carolyn Lacasse, model and artist






There are many forms of solitude, desired or not, well accepted or not, momentary or endless. There are moreover several reasons to feel or to be alone during a lifetime.










Having a moment alone to recharge,

 to take stock of our life.















Ending up alone and having


to draw the strenght within ourselves.





«Give Me the Strenght II»
by JoHoule Foto










Standing alone, strong and proud, in front of the others.


Being the pillar of our own life.





Published in Vogue Italia
«Feathered Bibi Girl»
by Pierre Joosten










Isolating ourselves


to nourish our most profound secrets, our greatest dreams.





«The Wishlist»
by Pierre Joosten










Waiting,  


the heart filled with hope of no longer being alone.














By having no one with us,


time may seem very long sometimes too.





By Karim Ben Jemaa










Being so lonely and fragile,


fearing that emptiness in us and around will engulf us. 






«Flow»
by Pierre Joosten










Sometimes feeling forsaken, even when we are


surrounded by sincere and unwavering love.




«Unwavering Bond»
by Guiliphoto (Magali Esseyric)










But being alone does not always mean being lonely.

We can wish for solitude, just for a moment, so we can


freely enjoy the simple pleasures of life.




«Caressing Breeze»
by Pierre Joosten










We are billions of «ones», by choice or not, some having tamed this reality and even having found happiness through it, but although we can sometimes feel lonely, we are never quite alone. The feeling of loneliness is only a state of mind, a perception wich can be (not without difficulty sometimes, I have to admit) changed according to our own will. But being «alone» is one of the things that unite us all. So let's take care to respect the isolation of others, without abandoning them however to their whole solitude.








 To take stock of our life

To draw the strenght within ourselves

Being the pillar of our own life


To nourish our most profound secrets, our greatest dreams

The heart filled with hope of no longer being alone


Time may seem very long sometimes too

Fearing that emptiness in us and around will engulf us 



Surrounded by sincere and unwavering love

Freely enjoy the simple pleasures of life





Let's be ALONE TOGETHER






La prochaine exposition de Guy Séguin, du 6 au 24 mai 2018








Du 6 au 24 mai 2018, Guy Séguin (Guzzz) présente son exposition « Visages éphémères » à la Maison de la Culture de Lachute. Le vernissage aura lieu, le dimanche 6 mai de 13h à 16h30, au 375 rue Principale à Lachute (Québec).



Cher Guy, bravo ! Et mille mercis pour ton amitié qui me réchauffe le coeur. Célèbre, exposé au prestigieux Carrousel du Louvre et dans le monde entier, tu as su garder ta simplicité, ta compassion et ton cœur sur la main. Je te souhaite une expo du feu de dieu ! Et je veux des photos 😉





http://magazinedesarts.com/visages-ephemeres/

La démarche derrière l’œuvre :
« Visages éphémères est une démarche entrelacée de divers moments créateurs. 

Résultat émergeant d’un processus de peinture corporelle lié au moment précis d’une séance photographique, alors que le canevas, mon modèle, est appelé à se mouvoir, à s’entrevoir, à se laisser voir, et mieux encore, à s’émouvoir.

Plus qu’un corps humain dépouillé de ses artifices, le canevas a une âme, un passé, un futur et l’expérience nous amène à contacter son présent. De cet instant se tissent des parts de joie, de peines, de peurs, de désirs…

L’expérience à vivre est l’émergence chez le modèle d’une part de lui-même qu’il révèle volontairement ou, encore, qu’il croyait bien enfouie. Il en est bien souvent le premier surpris. L’expérience prend une forme que j’appellerai « visage », tel un regard sur soi, une facette ou un reflet de soi façonné dans l’instant présent. 

L’éphémérité du moment, cet instant de sublime liberté, de lâcher-prise, révèle un personnage unique tantôt triste, sombre et mystérieux, tantôt lumineux, joyeux et resplendissant. Et tant encore! Dans l’instant d’après, l’empreinte se faufile dans le souvenir et aura été immortalisée sur pellicule.

Chaque performance est une symbiose de l’artiste et de son modèle. Parce que ce n’est qu’en duo que l’image se crée. »



« Visages éphémères »

Art Model
Elena Filippi 
Concept, painting and photo: Guy Séguin







Avant-goût de mes expositions aux Îles de la Madeleine, Cannes et Paris pour 2017. C'est à ce même salon de Paris que des artistes aussi prestigieux que Delacroix, Corot et Manet ont exposé.


Art Model Véro Lavoie
Concept, painting and photo: Guy Séguin







Art Model Eva Kolarova
Concept, painting and Photo : Guy Séguin







"Voilées"
Art Models
Minh Ly and Carolyn Lacasse 
Concept, painting and photo: Guy Séguin







 Art Model Anne-tracey Bellance-Lamothe (Aty)
MUA: Frédérike Ayotte
Concept, Body paint and photo: Guy Séguin
with Frédérike Ayotte, Anne-tracey Bellance-Lamothe




The Sunday : Betty Page, in loving memory









 


"I never thought it was shameful. I felt normal. It's just that it was much better than pounding a typewriter eight hours a day, which gets monotonous."

"Bettie Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008) was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet black hair, blue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations." Wikipedia

When I was young, I had two loves : Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe. I was crazy about them, collecting all what I could find, cards, books, photos, articles... Bettie Page looked so nice, so free, and feminine. She was my icon.

I have to admit that her photos are not artworks but she had the strength to open the door to a fresh and liberated eroticism in a false prude country. For that, I thank her and I wish her the best in her new world.




The boat series































































And :












































“I paint Women. Pinup, Burlesque, Fashion, Fantasy. I have always drawn women. I can remember when I was three or four, drawing a Barbie-like character based on my mother, although Barbie Dolls didn’t exist until I was 10 years old. ”









And :