Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

Madrid photographer Pierre Honor (Pierre Gonnord) created a series of photographs entitled "Dreams over time" (The Dream Goes Over Time). Photographer takes expressive portraits in the style of old master paintings, as models using local nomadic Gypsies, who have never stood in front of the camera.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

1. A native of France, 53-year-old Pierre Gondor has long been based in Spain, but his photographs are famous all over the world due to its unique style, reminiscent of the paintings of the old masters.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

2. In the framework of the project "Dreams over time" Madrid's photographer made portraits of Gypsies leading a nomadic life on the Iberian Peninsula.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

3. Usually the photographer arrives directly at the place of their stops and immediately starts the work in his mobile Studio.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

4. Honor carefully studied these marginal segments of the population, almost untouched by modern influence of globalization and, therefore, his portraits are filled with unique details.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

5. Portraits of Honora style reminiscent of the paintings of the old masters distinguished artists of Western Europe, which worked until the 18th century, such as Giotto.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

6. Just as in the old pictures, on the expressive portraits of the Madrid photographer's dark background, and the light catches only the main subject. Models in natural poses looking directly at the viewer.

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

7. A photographer does not romanticizes the models without adding to the glamour. Images on pictures — "the quintessence of raw reality."

Poignant portraits of the Iberian Roma in the style of old paintings

8. Also in the series there are also pictures of animals, not less expressive and picturesque.

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Keywords: Paintings | Portrait | Portugal | Roma

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