A Chat With Laurence Philomène: Our March Artist

Me vs others is an ongoing project in which Laurence photographs her friends and peers as herself, using an orange wig as a signifier for personal identity - turning these photographs into a physical installation, this window display is meant to be bright, colourful and personal. 

Laurence Philomène 

Laurence Philomène 

Laurence is a queer freelance photographer and curator living in Montreal and working around themes of gender identity, softness & color theory. more at www.laurencephilomene.com / instagram.com/laurencephilomene

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a writer for a long time, then I realized taking photos is a lot easier. 

 

 What are you listening to right now? 

At this exact moment, “I didn’t just come here to dance” by carly rae jepsen / In general, the Ponyo soundtrack

 

What would the perfect day be like for you ?

sleeping in, hanging out in a room that’s entirely covered in pillows/fabrics, watching the parent trap and then eating a lot of cheese. 

 

What are you working on right now?

myself & teaching myself to predict the future 

 

If your window display was a planet what celebrities would live there? 

courtney stodden’s dog 

 

Did you go to art school or are you self taught? 

I went to ~professional photography~ school!!! 

 

In 5 words, how would you describe your aesthetic?

sports, sports, sports, sports, sports

 

What’s your favorite fashion decade ?

mid 2000s emo 

 

How would you describe your style ?

lazy queer 

 

What’s your favorite vintage purchase ?

I like collecting old photographs from the turn of the century, nightgowns, I recently bought an E.T toy from the 80s in England that was pretty neat.