© 2007 Mido Lee
Paris! Food, art, and romance. Whoever has seen the film Midnight in Paris will know what I am talking about. As I walked along by river Seine at night I came upon a poet, a kind vagabond, who offered me a gift. He wrote a poem for me and I could be his muse. I don't remember if I liked the poem or not. I don't remember if I gave him the money or not. But I do remember the kindness of his face and the beauty of that Parisian night. This photo was taken by the Louvre the same night I met that poet.
Thorns is a project spanning over three years, involving 12 male models of 9 different nationalities. It has been exhibited in the U.S. and the U.K. The Making of Thorns documentary video gives a behind the scenes look into the process of creating surreal settings by hand, capturing the images with a large-format camera, and mural darkroom printing.
Special thanks to all of the models: Oliver, Andrew, Ken, Roger, Will, Ugur, Sailm, Rene, Antony, Will, Kenneth and Erno.