LA NATURE HUMAINE

Love, Sex and War

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This work is a story that goes full circle, reflecting a perpetual movement that would go until the end of times. Mostly through metaphoric images of vegetal and animal life, it is a poetic, artistic, and frank, vision of the tenets of the human psyche.

This work came to me naturally, through my connection to Denis Brihat my mentor, whose work, though in Studio, is a tribute to vegetal life and is in direct heritage to Edward Weston. With this work one can therefore see an evolution through 100 years of photography, both semantically and technically, From Weston, and then Brihat to this.


Jean-Christian Rostagni, July 2012
French  Market Butcher shop
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french market butcher shop

Dans les Moments de Vérité

Paris, Maubert Mutualité,
Février 1993.

Nu
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Eveil Matisse avec Béatrice

Atelier Peynier, France, 1990.

phallus fungus
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Fungus Phalus

Instinctive Nature

Duke Gardens, Durham, October 2005.

Vaginal Trunk
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Vaginal Trunk

Après l'Amour

Duke East Campus. November 2011.

Eggplant, Aubergine, Denis Brihat
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Eggplant, Aubergine, Denis Brihat

The Old Bore and the Kid in Me

Eggplant found at the Farmer's market, Carrboro, June 2001.

In Tribute to Denis Brihat, my mentor.
Aubergine trouvée au marché de Carrboro, Caroline du Nord, Juin 2001.

En hommage à Denis Brihat.
siege, mushrooms
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siege, mushrooms

Siège

Washigton Duke Trail, August 2002.

Don Quixotte Mushroom
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don quixotte mushroom

Cervantes is Among Us

Duke gardens, Durham, October 2005.

reptile_Aligator
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reptile_Aligator

Local Jaws

Chapel Hill. North Carolina. 1995.

Vine, boa
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Vine, boa

BoaBob

New Hope Creek, Durham, April 2008.

appalachian tree
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appalachia tree

Lifting

Virginia Grayson Highlands State Park. 1998.

tent worms
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tent worms

Temporel

Home, Durham, August 2003.

Epineux, cedar
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Epineux, cedar

Epineux

Duke East Campus, Durham, December 2010.

dill flower
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dill flower

State Fair

Trisha's Garden, July 2011.

brown noses, sapins
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brown noses, sapins

Brown Noses

Near the Valley of Marvels, Parc du Mercantour, southern Alps, France. July 2009.

magnolia buddha
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magnolia buddha

Southern Buddha

Duke East Campus, Durham, July 2011.

Inca, art
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Inca, art

Inca Tree

Duke East Campus, Durham, October 2011.

normandy, France, Cow, Bull, Calf, sexual
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normandy, France, Cow, Bull, Calf, sexual

Scène Buccolique

Vexin, France, June 1991.

Romeo and Juliette
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Romeo and Juliette_Verona

Ca di Giulietta

Verona, Italy, January 1993.

Make Love not War
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Make Love not War, protest

Nothing New

Washington, September 2005.