Daniel Paquet


Projects & Practices

Free Portraits

Abstract: The portrait is a classic practice in photography. The concept is not to reinvent but to instead create images in a free mode or fashion. One or more simple ideas serve as a base for the session. Here, input from the model is essential.

At the time of the session, it's not always necessary to respect and focus on the pre-planned ideas. The scenery, weather, mood, etc. at the site should have the opportunity to be fully exploited. This approach may seem untidy, but it allows for explorations that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

Corpus A(mygdaloideum)

Abstract: The brain deals with fear and its effects in several ways. . The first and most interesting is unconscious and very fast. It is a function of the amygdala (brain) and the limbic system. This process identifies in particular with the eyes, the mouth, and the hands to judge danger and its intentions.

The photos made here attempt to circumvent this process by hiding the face and hands, while adopting unbalanced poses in incoherent settings.

This is Not a Nude

Abstract: Nudity and sex in art have always created polemics. Even today, after the sexual revolution of the sixties, a new Victorianism attempts to force the representations of the human body so that they respect an arbitrary good taste. The rules of Facebook are the most recent manifestation of this neo-puritanism, but they are not the only manifestation.

The censorship of a nude portrait, without any sexual connotation, but the acceptance of a highly sexualized portrait if it is veiled or barely masked is a clear demonstration of the inconsistency of this arbitrary good taste.

This project is a snub to this neo-Puritanism playing with Magritte's ideas: The Betrayal of Images ('This is not a pipe') and Two Mysteries. The representation of a naked body, in drawing, literature or photo for example, is not a naked body.


Abstract: The portrait is a classic practice in photography, which makes it difficult to do in an original way. The 'amuse / entertain / seduce' notion (Newton), and the counter-trust-confidence notion (Leibovitch), are both valid and inspiring approaches of valuable photographers. If we go back to the sources, the portrait should present the subject in a way that is not only interesting from an aesthetic point of view, but also true in the expression of the model.

The Box uses a voluntary approach that is both destabilizing and safe for the model. It also allows for linking the portraits of different models in a coherent collection.


Abstract: The prairies offer uniform landscapes that are punctuated only by scattered elements: a line of trees, pebbles, roads, flows. The idea here is to photograph a bare landscape and add a human body, like a big pebble, in the simplest possible way.

A variant is to 'fly' the body instead of laying it on the ground.

This concept is prior to the concept of 'Amydala' however, they both share the idea of presenting the body without its most instinctively legible attributes. (face, limbs)




Adieu Joe

Merci pour toute la beauté que tu as apportée au monde avec tant de force et de générosité.
Ca a un grand privilège pour moi de passer quelques heures avec toi, de voir tes mains sculpter. De sentir toute ton énergie créatrice, une incroyable force, que tu savais canaliser pour former cet argile en quelque chose de vivant et de beau.

Photo Shoot

Tonight with Emilie Dessureault-Paquette

Spring is waiting

With Lindsay Rose Henheffer


1920s - Années folles

Woman traveler under the moon

Découvrir H.R. Giger

L'année dernière, j'ai eu la chance de découvrir H.R. Giger (hors du connu de tous: Alien)

Cette exploration de l'oeuvre de l'artiste est à voir pour qui aime Bosch, Tussaud, Freud, Lovecraft, Tolkien, Böcklin, Scott, Jodorowsky, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Magma, Harry, Manu le Malin, Courbet, Sade, Lynch, 109712


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Daniel Paquet


3030 Victoria Ave.
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4T 1K9