During his travels around the world, the photographer Nicolas Henry meets communities, families, individuals and photographs them, recreating with each one symbolic scenes of their daily life or their history, using the pictorial imagination of storytelling. In India, he met three Royal Families, capturing their entire history in one photo.
“My images are like fairy tales. I create an imaginary world to tell the story of the people I meet,” explains Nicolas Henry, whom Sibylle d’Orgeval followed to India, from Gujarat to Rajasthan. Received by three families of maharajas, the artist appropriates the memory of lineages and local traditions then stages them in installations that he photographs, thus composing a mental image imbued with modernity.