BEHIND THE MASK
Cédric Jean Pierre Pradel is half French half Dutch. The 28 year old graduated in Fine Arts at the Wilem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
During the finishing stages of his studies Cédric was drawn towards fashion photography and did a one year intership at Wendelien Daan.
“My ideology comes across with the help of elaborate masks and nudity, which bring fragility to the finished photograph. By being naked, the characters in the picture find themselves completely exposed, but they also find security and confidence behind the facade created by the masks. Daily routines, habits and culture, are all facts that are shielded off, the mask makes feeling and essence float to the surface.”
Photo 1. From of the series: Scare, hunt evolve, hide and protect.
Photo 2,3,4: Lupus, Sputatrix and Theropoda.
Photo 5,6,7: Young urban Eclecticism.