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In front of or behind the lens, Kourtney Roy magnifies photography

Her pictures, doped with humor, whose aesthetic reminds us of Guy Bourdin’s universe and Cindy Sherman’s approach, make Kourtney Roy an artist in her own right. Her inspirations, resolutely turned towards cinema, in particular that of David Lynch, lead her photographs into a world on the borders of reality and fantasy. Her art is exhibited in Paris, Moscow, and Sydney, when it is not featured in books, three in total: Ils pensent déjà que je suis folle (Filigranes Éditions, 2014), Northern Noir (Éditions La Pionnière, 2016), and a city guide in the collection “Fashion Eye”, California (Éditions Louis Vuitton, 2016). This collaboration with a fashion house is far from being the first. Accustomed to immortalizing the looks of designers, the artist dresses the pages of Vogue Japan, Les Echos Série Limitée, Madame Figaro with her photos, and even some houses like Dior. When Kourtney Roy crashes into the scene, it is with peroxide blonde with sharpened nails, overly tanned and smoking – a setting so far from her native Ontario where she grew up with her cowboy father, but which, after all, suits her perfectly!!!

Cheynnes Tlili