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Sébastien & Nicky La Bonbonnière
Lille, France
By Simon Letellier
15 Jul 2013

Sebastien is 27 years old and lives in Lille, France. "At the beginning I was afraid about being trapped by my character and not being to escape from her. Hopefully it didn't happen."

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Henry & Varvara
Liege, Belgium
By Simon Letellier
12 Jul 2013

Henri is 40 years old and lives in Liège, Belgium. "I started to "transform" myself in woman about 20 years ago. Varvara and I are very different. She is more crazy than Henri. Henri is wiser than her. But both are indivisible."

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ME&ME
Europe
By Simon Letellier
12 Jul 2013

ME & ME is a series of portraits of drag shows. Started in July 2013, this project still in progress, has led me to Mons, Liège, Lille and Paris. The goal was to meet transformists to understand their process of "transformation." They are amateurs, professionals, young or old, whether for work or just a passion, these men helped me understand photographically and in interviews the pleasure they have becoming a woman for an evening, a show or a simple shot. The interviews helped to expose the often painful stories with happy issues, but also sarcasm, ridicule, insults and disturbed others look. They also highlighted the insurance, assumption and the desire to be what they are. This temporary transformation goes beyond simple disguise. This goes much further. They do not take on a role, they just become another person they want to live for a while.