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If Today’s People Dressed In 18th Century Fashion
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If Today’s People Dressed In 18th Century Fashion

Would Marie Antoinette be comfortable in modern day-to-day situations? I’m a French, Montreal-based photographer, and when my friend Marie-Astrid Berry approached me with her idea to create an anachronistic series mixing day-to-day situations with an 18th-century character, I was immediately drawn to the project.

In one chilly afternoon, we went from her place to the grocery store, the metro station, the fast food restaurant, etc. creating new situations for our Marie-Antoinette, taking spontaneous advantage of our environment (the car at the gas station belonged to a total stranger who was too intrigued and amused by the situation not to let us use it for the shoot).

We made this series because we wanted to amuse people and to put our way of life in perspective using an outfit that relates to an era we know only from books and paintings. Enjoy!

More info: thibaultcarron.com | Facebook |  Portraits of Montreal project

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Jude
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, despite what anyone else thinks, I was amused! It's not like you were trying to do anything earthshaking but just meant to have some fun. Would've loved to see some of the faces of the people watching. Did anyone stop and ask what you were doing?

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks Jude! Exactly, just some fun. And surprisingly, not so many people stopped to stare at the model. That's one of the things I love in Montreal: no judgment whatsoever :) Most people were just amused.

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DeborahDowns
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! My favorite is the line up on the curb from behind, awesome! Also love the "cigarette break" one too! Nicely Done I think!~

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Jude
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, despite what anyone else thinks, I was amused! It's not like you were trying to do anything earthshaking but just meant to have some fun. Would've loved to see some of the faces of the people watching. Did anyone stop and ask what you were doing?

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks Jude! Exactly, just some fun. And surprisingly, not so many people stopped to stare at the model. That's one of the things I love in Montreal: no judgment whatsoever :) Most people were just amused.

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DeborahDowns
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! My favorite is the line up on the curb from behind, awesome! Also love the "cigarette break" one too! Nicely Done I think!~

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