Expanded Drops

A collaboration with Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

As a renowned perfumer and creator of olfactory installations in France and abroad, Francis Kurkdjian has been crafting fragrances for more than 25 years. His career has led him to collaborate with artists who add an unexpected sensory dimension to their work.

My recent encounters with Francis Kurkdjian were the chance to show him my experimental photography and visual representation of olfactory subjects. After growing up in Canada, I moved to Europe at the age of 25 and this is when my interest in perfumes really began. This interest was further cultivated through the artistic and photographic projects I completed during my Master's degree in Art Direction at ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne (Switzerland). At the end of my studies, I had the opportunity to present my work to Francis Kurkdjian himself and Marc Chaya, President and Co-founder of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which enabled me to complete my work and exhibit it.

Bringing a fragrance to life is an evocative and vibrant experience. A few drops of a perfume are laid on silver-colored paper, dried, exposed to light, and bathed in photo development fluids to reveal the image.

The “Expanded Drops” series is a selection of original photographic prints, all made using fragrances created by Francis Kurkdjian for his eponymous house.

“Expanded Drops” was presented during the “Sillages” exhibition at the Photoforum Pasquart Museum in Biel (Switzerland), from January to March 2019.

The series is also being exhibited in various Maison Francis Kurkdjian sales point (see NEWS for details).


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