Alexandra is a regular in front of Remi Rebillard‘s lens – a muse, you might say. Fascinated by the fleeting magic of youth, Rebillard often captures her doll-like and innocent qualities in his photo stories. But the question must inevitably arise: what happens to childhood innocence? Taking the title Dénaturation de l’enfance (Denaturation of childhood) his new series of portraits of the young Alexandra have that question mark floating at the end. Rebillard’s images are saturated with shadows or haunting light rather than vibrant colour, Alexandra’s expressions apathetic – though too young to be weary with life, sometimes children are forced to be grown up in other people’s eyes.
The debate around young models and innocence lost is never over. Rebillard’s shoot doesn’t glamorise or sexualise his model, though, rather it’s a musing on the different paths the soul of youth can take and the desire to keep the magic of young imagination alive.
Undeniably beautiful, you can view the full shoot of model Alexandra by Remi Rebillard (remirebillard.com), with beauty and styling by Mark Williamson, by clicking on the gallery.