Long ago, at noblemen’s castles there were poets, chamberlains, guards and chatelains. The photographer Stephanie Lou pays homage to those gentle souls that used to protect the arts and ensure a smooth life in the royal courts. Acting inside a dematerialez manor, Axelle, Iulia and Jordan are captured in simple activities, such as reading books, cutting roses or arranging an imaginary pick-nick in the park. Dressed up in Casey Casey Fall / Winter 2017 collection, they look as they belonged to some kind of ancient royal tale, and yet the clothes bear a lighthearted easiness as if they were made to float in the holloways of centenary palaces as well as to go for a run barefoot in the gardens, drenched in the first Autumn rain. An intriguing dialogue made of kind gestures and penetrating gazes establishes between the characters, which pay a silent ode to timeless beauty.
An Autumn Tale by Stephanie Lou