Anne Golaz (Finland): Hunting Games
My approach to the “hunting games” began with a strong aesthetic fascination. Initially, I am not coming from the world of hunting and I am not part of the initiated people. But I wondered what could really signify this practice nowadays and further than the stereotypes? How to represent hunting in a modern society, where it is a very deeply contradicted subject? How to stage this universe without creating an expected and sterile polemic?
The ambiguous admiration, with its repulsive part, that I felt for hunting was the main motor of my work. I choose to react as free as possible, mixing a documentary approach with suggested and sometimes ironical pictures. But especially creating some staged and theatrical photographs, with a dramatic and imposing atmosphere. My work presents the hunting subject as an abounding and powerful universe, most of the time nocturnal, both frightening and fascinating, with ancestral foundations in a suggested world, but thoroughly contemporary.
My pictures meets with our relation with nature, animals and death. … read more