Rip Hopkins, who is not at his trial run (the English in France…) gives us a series of unusual portraits, nearly a hundred in total, of the Belgian aristocracy.
He was able to win the confidence of his models, who opened their intimacy to him, and offered to abandon themselves in front of his camera. Princes, dukes and counts, all agreed to give themselves up without any fuss.
Renowned portraitist, Rip Hopkins wanted to perpetuate, in his time, the art of portraiture of the aristocrat in the country where he now lives. He thus brings together a democratic medium (photography) and a community of people whose relationship to the image is as old as the link to name and blood. Belgian Blue Blood, as he named the series, is also a book published by Filigranes.