Eloïse Labarbe-Lafon (aka Bambi Mist) is a 22-year-old photographer from France. Eloïse grew up in Toulouse (Southern France) but for the past 3 years she’s been studying art history in Paris. She only shoots film. This is Eloïse’s second feature on herbeautymag, check the first one here.
How did the idea for the series come about?
Diane and I had wanted to work together for a long time and we finally managed to shoot together in a lovely hidden garden we both love in Paris. For this series, I just wanted to create something intimate, feminine, dreamy and a little bucolic. Something that would look like Diane’s spirit.
How do you approach these intimate shoots?
It always depends on the person I want to photograph and our connection. Diane makes movies, that’s why I wanted her to hold her camera in some of the shots. I like to find clothes in second hand stores to dress up the model, discuss the mood with her and then to create a special atmosphere. Here, I used a blurry filter on my lens to accentuate the dreamy effect.
What does living in Paris mean to you?
To me, living in Paris is the chance to be surrounded by art all the time, to be able to meet inspiring people working in every field. But it can also be very oppressing and I like to escape from the city whenever I can.
What’s next for you?
I’m about to start my master’s thesis about experimental movies and the use of colours in this area, and I have plenty of photographic projects coming up too.