Californian photographer Jean Paul Bourdier creates haunting photo graphics that show his viewers the environment from inside out by painting the bodies of the models, which makes them look like one with the desert landscape.
Bourdier is the author of Bodyscapes (introduction and dvd by Trinh T. Minh-ha), co-author with Trinh Minh-ha of Vernacular Architecture of West Africa, Habiter un monde, African Spaces and Drawn from African Dwellings. Production designer of seven films and co-director of two films directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha. Paintings and photographs of ephemeral sculptures and land art are widely exhibited nationally, winning over fifteen national and international competitons. Awards include Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, NEA, Graham, UC President’s Humanities, and Getty. Professor of design, drawing and photography in the department of architecture at UC Berkeley.
When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion. Darby Bannard