The omnipresence of digital photography and advanced retouching solutions contributes to constantly expose viewers to misrepresented realities. Illusions looking more real than the world they're supposed to belong to. Individuals are submerged by the promises of immediate gratification from the consumerist society, and lost their critical ability to appreciate true beauty, which is imperfect.

As a photographer, Emmanuel Marot is heavily influenced by the Japanese concept of ‘Wabi Sabi‘, or the beauty in imperfection and impermanence. Whereas post-production is usually relied upon to make subjects appear more beautiful than they truly are, in his case it is a step in the transposition from objectivised perception to personal evocation. It is, almost etymologically, a de-formation.

Real-world photos of ordinary objects become paintings, daydreams. Advanced retouching techniques are used to reverse the mainstream trans-formative flow.

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