Cécile Plaisance is a French photographer. After graduating with a degree in economics and commerce, she worked for about ten years in the field of finance, specialising in the European market.
She then travelled around the world, spending 18 months in the United States. During her peregrinations, she was never without her camera, and she resolved to learn the digital techniques of photography.
Cécile Plaisance’s art is influenced, in particular, by the pop art movement and by popular culture (pin-up illustrations and the Playboy and Pirelli calendars), and draws inspiration from great photographers such as Michael Dweck, David La Chapelle, Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton, to whom she paid tribute in one of her first photographic series.
According to the artist, all religions are of equal merit, but no religion should trample on women’s rights or fail to respect women. All women in the world should be free to act as they wish and to do what they want with their bodies.
By using a lenticular printing process, and by drawing inspiration at times from the iconic doll Barbie, the works of Cécile Plaisance are designed to raise questions about the idealisation and hyper-sexualisation of the female body.
In her art, one woman may very well conceal another…