“I’ve always loved the neutral expressions of casting imagery. The image is not so much about photography or me as a photographer, but as a record of the talent at that time or moment. Their basic look, their colouring, hair colour, length, cut, skin tone, all of which is changeable to a degree.
Sometimes I have seen or met models numerous times this way before actually getting the opportunity to work with them, and sometimes these images are the only occasion I have ever shot them. In contrast to my professional work, I am not precious about format for these photographs, be it point and shoot digital, DSLR, iPhone, 35mm… whatever I have with me.
It is useful photography, far less indulgent than the reason of them coming to a casting or go-see. It is purely about the talent and my moment of connection with them.”
– Pierre Toussaint
Supported by Canon Australia, SUNSTUDIOS, Young Henrys and Contact Gallery.
CASTINGS by Pierre Toussaint
9 May 2019
6pm – 9pm
42 Maddox Street Alexandria
The exhibition continues until 23 May 2019
About Pierre Toussaint
Photographer Pierre Toussaint’s commissions include Vogue, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Maybelline NY, Sunglass Hut, Levis, L’Oréal Paris, Lovable, Carla Zampatti, BMW, and SONY music.
Pierre’s celebrity commissions include Jared Leto, Brooke Shields, Bella Hadid, Katherine Langford, Hailey Baldwin, Rachel Bilson, Lorde, Dita von Teese, Sky Ferreira, Erin Wasson, Miranda Kerr, Natalie Imbruglia, Isabel Lucas, Emma Balfour, Teresa Palmer, Stacy Martin, Xavier Samuel, Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica Hart and Jennifer Hawkins.