Swiss-Italian Christian Tagliavini assumes total creative control over his narrative photographic series, producing everything from the meticulously researched, lavish costumes and props to the sets of his shoots, in an approach that blends craftsmanship and fine art. Constituting an imaginative reinterpretation of historical eras and literary masterpieces, Tagliavini explores the idiosyncratic themes and characters of the stories he inhabits. The pictured sequence, Voyages Extraordinaires, reimagines Jules Verne’s novels: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (1870).
The series is on display as part of Clervaux – Cité de l’Image until 29 September. For more information: www.clervauximage.lu
Voyages extraordinaires was featured in Issue 70 of Aesthetica Magazine. To pick up a copy: www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop
1. Christian Tagliavini, Voyages extraordinaires.