Noëlle Grosso - from The Mute Siren Series

Photo © Noëlle Grosso



Photo © Noëlle Grosso



Photo © Noëlle Grosso

This is a series of photographs in which my intentions is for the observer to experience a subtle form of voyeurism, experiencing a single moment in the middle of a series of events.
The title of the series, The Mute Sirens is used to explain the men and women portrayed in my photographs.

A siren is a beautiful and seductive women. She is sometimes a nymph, who will sing a man to his destruction, a damsel preying on a man's virility to rescue her from danger or a femme fatale who will bring a catastrophe of consequences.


Photo © Noëlle Grosso




Photo © Noëlle Grosso

A siren is also a blasting sound of warning that will startle you. The mute is the undercurrent of emotion that is the silence of the sirens: the man. He will try to love, soothe and protect her or he will capture, control and violate her. It is the interactions between men and women: the experiences between them causing the different emotions to collide, whether from the past or the immediate present. These relationships can be complicated and can cause great pleasure and devasting despair. This starts at the moment of conception until the end of one's life.

Photo © Noëlle Grosso



Photo © Noëlle Grosso

We all carry our secrets and feelings, hiding them from others, even from the closest around us in fear of judgement and loss. We control our love, lust, hatred and fantasies to protect our personas, but in our hiding we can find ourselves in dangerous and sometimes violentsituations. We need to look more closely to notice the emotion just under the surface, because all is not as it seems.
- Nöelle Grosso


I am glad to present some of Noëlle's work on 591 Photography. Her Mute Siren Series is some of the most intelligent and interesting current photography that I have set my eyes on.

Noëlle Grosso
Born(year): 1976
Lives in: Brooklyn, NY
Inspiration (photographers): Duane Michals, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jeff Wall, William Eggleston, Nobuyoshi Araki
Inspiration (other): David Lynch, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramović, Vik Muniz, Stanley Kubrick, Bill Viola, Luis Buñuel
Film, digital or both: Film
Quote: "When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of of the griefs that is in me and what do I know of yours?" - Franz Kafka
A favourite photograph: Eddie Anderson; 21 years old; Houston, Texas; $20 by Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Comments

Anonymous said…
The Mute Siren's series voyage, d'une âme à l'autre. La douleur de l'immobilité photographiée sans violation des êtres...
Magnicent...

Manoushka.
Anonymous said…
magnificent, pardon.
Anonymous said…
Waw...this is strong photography !

tatiana
I was so happy to discover Noë's photography there was l more that one year and I am now so much happy that step by step more and more people are discovering this deep and sensitive work about women and men relationship, just an intimate part of each of us...a subtle glance about humans, about the good and the bad side that we all carry in us.

Séb
Anonymous said…
I like the first picture very much! so deep and so natural... and the background!

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