In 2007, “Du Nil dans mes veines” brought together some thirty photographs, which described the daily life of Egyptians, in a halo of melancholy and diffuse sensuality.
In 2013, the exhibition “Mère et fils” (Mother and Son) revealed moving duos of modest love and tender gestures sketched against the background of the Orient.
Today, Denis Dailleux continues his exploration of the world, always with the same sensitive eye. Gathered around the title Efflorescence, his photographs capture
graceful and poetic moments, from Morocco and India. The portraits are still intense and moving, but they are accompanied for the first time by still lifes with subtle colors that make them real paintings.
A common thread unites these 23 pictures: the flower. A theme that goes back to his beginnings in Paris. Before becoming a professional photographer, Denis Dailleux was a florist for ten years at Christian Tortu. There is no doubt that something of this remains in the composition of his images. Whether in the Atlas Mountains or at a market stall in Calcutta, his photographic talent reveals and makes us feel the beauty, yet accessible to all, of the ephemeral.
“With delicacy, Denis Dailleux practices an apparently calm, contemplative photography, where emotion emerges, but also incredibly demanding, carried by the personal relationship he has with those he immortalizes.” Pierre Passebon