Glamour, mysticism, and the power of queens…
Dagger, series of pictures whose inspiration is very diverse, from the comic book mysticism of Indiana Jones to the glamour of perfume advertising, to the powerful pictures of queens makes its way to Dubai.
It started when I found a beautiful object in a souk in Taroudannt, Morocco. Like a beautiful girl wearing rags and living in the street, the bottle was a beautiful object containing a bad perfume and destined to be sold among dust covered batteries and soap bars in a dimly lit shop.
The idea came to sublimate the object which had a potential for beauty and to empower the women who held it. By holding the dagger, the women are elevated, just as the dagger is, creating images which are strong and filled with untold stories.
I took the pictures in Morocco, London, Paris, and in the Alps : the dagger travels through space and time, changes owners, all sorts of women hold it and are empowered by it in different ways.
The pictures were taken between 2008-2009. Please join me in Dubai. –Tinko Czetwertynski