My Little America is an atmosphere, a whole world with its own characters... It’s a story, above all. Or actually, it’s many stories, merging, intertwining and echoing each other. Firstly, it’s the story of an era. It’s the 50’s, its deep rock culture and its numerous codes. For the gentlemen, it was the slick hairstyles, black leather jackets, rolled up jeans, open neck shirts, worn without a tie... For the ladies, the chiffon dresses, folded up jeans, t-shirts or short-sleeve shirts... and not forgetting the iconic cars! It’s a subculture with a strong desire to assert itself, to exist and live, characterized by two trends that meet and intersect: rock and hillbilly. Last but not least, cinema’s influence with James Dean, Marlon Brando and many others, spread aesthetics of incredibly perfect images, in which every detail has its meaning. It’s the story of the models, of course, impassioned and fascinating true Rockabillies, each with their own life stories... they accepted to put their thrust into Marc Thirouin’s expert lens and highly cinematic staging. Lastly, this inspired series originated from Marc Thirouin’s personal story. As a child, his mother would play Elvis Presley’s records to him... Marc got immersed quickly in this truly distinctive era, where music, fashion and cinema converge... and create, under a very rock edge, a form of touching romanticism. He later discovered that this world had come back to life in Norway. Like a revelation, he fell in love with the country and has spent half of his time in Oslo (Norway) for the past 12 years. He therefore pursued his immersion into the Rockabilly world, under the spell of its poetic charm, music, cars, elegance... and most of all, Rock & Roll.
“I view my work as an aesthetic report on Rock Culture; it fascinates me... and matters to be shared.”
_ Black Bunny
_ I am waiting for you
_ In the street
_ On the road
_ What happened today
_ Rock & Roll
_ I am waiting for you
_ Milk Shake
_ Cups of tea
_ Red flower
_ Birken Lunch
_ Rock & Roll
_ Look at me
_ I am waiting for you
In our society balloons are often a reference for birthdays, a milestone for child who were brought into this world. Balloons represent those shared moments, made by emotions which became a part of my memories.
This series is a part of me with reference to people I have met who are close to me but also people or places which are unpleasant to me. I travel in footsteps of my past in France, Italy, Norway, Spain, USA. Each photo tells about a special day, moments filled with magic, unhappiness or just filled with the memory of someone. Events or meetings that took place several years ago or just few days ago. The past exists and develops itself every day.
The light before the dreams
Alone at the 10th floor - Madrid 2017
The tree - La réunion 2016
Dance with me - Riga 2018
White paradise - Norway 2017
Elfi & us - Coney Island new-york 2010
Lunch in her family - La Réunion 2016
On the Road E&D - Norway 2017
Before the fight - La Réunion 2016
The poetry of my friends - La réunion 2016
Little Elfi - Norway 2018
Alone on the roof with you - New York 2015
35th floor - New York 2015
In my dream - 2010
Morning walk - France 2015
Tea time with Ghosts - France 2015
King’s garden- France 2015
The pink room - France 2015
Walk in the mountains & fly in the sky - Norway 2010
Flying - Madrid 2015
Night in your room - Oslo 2014
Room of dreams - France 2015
The little forest - France 2015
Living room - Oslo 2009
Chic picnics - Paris 2015
The Staircase - Oslo 2009
Fountain of Love - Paris 2016
Birthday party - France 2015
Forest - Norway 2015
School bus - Oslo 2010
Marta - Italy 2010
Marta - Italy 2008
Lemon lake - Norway 2009
Walk in the Stavern forest - Norway 2010
Ingvild's room - Norway 2010
The theme of this series of pictures was inspired by women in the films of Pedro Almodovar.
The beauty of death. In this series we left a negative and sad image to do something radiant, strange and by implication, beautiful. Witch the search for a balance between life and death through the symbolism of this moment. Work did in Artistic collaboration with Amandine Vignon.
WHITE & COLORS
I leave behind the streets of the capital and I find myself in a strange and quiet place where I float between dream and reality. I walk and sometimes the imprint of man reapers, the sign of human presence in the middle of nowhere. Today I continue to be fascinated at what I see, always in quest of these places that I interpret, the place that lives in me.
Series created for the Belgian magazine Victoire. Dior shoes & Bracelet - Pierre Hardy Bracelet & shoes - Maison Margiela shoes Apologie shoes - Tsumori Chisato bag - Sarah Chofakian bag
I interpreted the series Icons into tableaus featuring faceless people in calm and subdued settings. I emphasized one of the seven deadly sins, gluttony, in scenes depicting a lack of freedom, confinement, and the road one must follow to become an icon. The bags over the models’ heads represent sarcophaguses. These women are dead and only exist as icons. A beautiful, well-dressed woman inhabiting beautiful places has lost her identity through the role prescribed to her. She does not speak. She has never questioned the things she has learned. Will she ever be able to tear off the bag that holds her prisoner and denies her freedom? To come out of the darkness and into the light? Will she ever gain the freedom to think for herself, to compare, and to be confronted with ideas? Will she ever be able to put forth her own truth? Religion (not spirituality), social class, and politics put us into boxes. We all know people lacking of individuality, who are imprisoned in their sarcophaguses.
LØVE IS TO DIE
trinidad del mio interno
The battle against demons that hide in the corners of our mind. Find your own way through the maze given by our ancestors and parents. Break down the barriers with the help from our guardian angels (who open up the doors to your self-realization) to become the one who you wish to be in this world.
How would we react if the fruits and vegetables were bleeding like us or like animals?