You can see a portfolio of Candice Milon's work here Candice Milon is particularly fascinated with the history of paintings and its classical symbolism. She soon intrigued with the idea of introducing these traditional themes into the world of the photographic image. Eager to combine the notion of a particular silent presence that many classical paintings contain, she shoots in a way that replicates this sense of isolation.
Her work is primarily based on capturing perspectives of inanimate objects as well as portraits of people that force us to take a second glance. She aims to photograph these subjects in a way that brings out an appearance different to what might be first assumed. Candice likes to play with shapes, colours and content and that can often come up with an image that is strikingly beautiful at first sight but then leaves the viewer uneasy having to take a second look. When we do, we find, that in fact, the object is set up in a rather unusual or obscure way. For instance, a squid wearing a fake eyelash, or a portrait of a girl where the audience is tricked by her hair; not quite convinced that her hair is covering her face, or whether she has her back facing us.
Candice says ‘I really like the idea of not seeing the face of a person; it gives them an anonymous presence. I also like to isolate them from their surroundings so that I can match them with another image.’
Having said this, her method of photographing remains very broad. She is happy to photograph anything from landscape to portraits, still lives as well as allowing herself the freedom to shoot something uncommon that she has chanced upon across during a random encounter. For example, a radish bunch displayed in an outdoor market, a corset found in an empty closet or a forgotten dress. In all cases, Candice aims to show how each picture’s meditative character and a wider pictorial field can provide infinite perspective; exploring how the photographic medium can have a dreamlike journey through the lives of people and objects that can represent a certain atmospheric quality of the quiet life.
Candice Milon is a freelance photographer based in Paris whose work has been equally displayed in galleries as well as the more commercial industries.
She studied both at the Fine Art School of Marseille and Gobelins in Paris, and started her career assisting several photographers shooting a wide scoop of photography including art, still life, portraiture, fashion and photography specifically shot for the advertising industry.