Margaux Piette – Afterglow

« Afterglow is about the phenomenon of beauty tutorials on social media. I obsessively collected screenshots from videos to make a book with the aim to highlight the frenzy and the eccentricity of these practices but also to move them out of their context in order to upgrade them to picture status and to put forward their pictorialness. As an answer to the phenomenon, I made a series of self-portraits. I used various processes, among them digital manipulation and I played at digitally deconstructing my face too. »

Diploma project (2018) by Margaux Piette