Inside | Frédéric Fontenoy
An insight into the erotic world of Frédéric Fontenoy through a photo shoot. His research with his models, his large format photography, his 1930s aesthetic and his collaboration with master printer Diamantino Quintas. In the tranquil setting of a Paris apartment, a time capsule straight out of the 1930s, three young models get ready. In the adjoining room, the photographer puts the finishing touches to a very elaborate mise en scene. Frédéric Fontenoy is considered one of the masters of contemporary fetish photography. Working with a large format view camera and assisted by his printer, he creates singular images, spending hours perfecting every detail.
What you're about to see...
A face of erotic photography • The photographer's discussions with his models • Large format photography • Diamantino Quintas's large format printing • Preparing an original, 1930s inspired set • A posed photograph crafted with precision • Back and forth between the Polaroids and the set to find the photograph • Playing with bodies and the fantasy of an era • The discovery of the final image by the photographer and his printer • Working with electronic lighting
00:00 Editing by Frédéric Fontenoy and Diamantino Quintas
02:35 Frédéric Fontenoy's eroticism
04:43 Preparation of models and first light test
09:41 Positioning of models and first camera shoot
12:39 Readjustment of models' position
19:14 Enlargement with Diamantino Quintas
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• INSIDE - artist: Frédéric Fontenoy ; authors: Véronique Bergen, Laurent de Sutter et Ludovic de Vita ; 2016 ; Alkama ; French, English, Chinese
• PHOTOGRAPHIES 2006-2011 - artist: Frédéric Fontenoy ; authors: Jacques Henric, Lionel Dax ; 2011 ; Alkama ; French, English
4x5 inch (10x12cm) Polaroid film • Sinar P2 view camera • Canon EOS 5D camera • Durst HL 2200 enlarger • 180mm enlarger lens