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.
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 ?
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.