Having broken with the practice of portraiture, the photographer wanted to perpetuate, in his time, the art of portraiture of the aristocrat, in the country where he lives: Belgium. He 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.
In this digital, selfies, facebook era, what is the value of a photo portrait today? Hyper-consumable, our digital reflections are less and less fixed on a material support, they volatilize and multiply infinitely.”
(Extract from the text Aristocracy, millennium three by Pauline de La Boulaye in Belgian Blue Blood. Rip Hopkins, éditions Filigranes, France, 2015).