This joint project of photographer Yves de Brabander and myself, brings christian saints and mythological characters to life, such as the astonishing Saint Sebastian, Hyacinthus dying in Apollo’s arms and even the Virgin Mary holding a dead Christ.
They are easily recognisable due to the composition of the picture and the typical elements that accompany them, although they are represented in a contemporary way.
The result is and over-the-top, glamorous series of life-size glossy photographs, showing our favorite selection of Greek and religious characters. The way in which they are portrayed, gives this series a highly gayrotic glow, sometimes fragile, sometimes provocative.
The images are supposed to summon up recognition with the viewer. Not the original work, nor the changes are primarily important. The characters are the main center of attention.
“Ecce Homo” is not in any way an exercise in recognition. The public has to make up its own stories.
Ecce Homo Project
website : http://eccehomo.photoaddict.be
copyright : Yves de Brabander & DAve SChweitzer