Portrait in an open-air photo studio in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 2016

Brilliant etymologists and anthropologists have been battling for years on the mysterious origin of the surname « Daudon ». Among them, Pr. Le Coq succeeded in proving a link between the French word "la dinde" (turkey in English) and the surname. This galliform is known for the quality and tenderness of its meat but also its love call.
Born and raised in the Alps (there for people who miss their geographical lessons), I have been nourished with grains, good cheese (not that plastic bag) and dreams. I wanted to discover the world beyond the courtyard and the mountains. After reading the marvellous Animal Farm by George Orwell, I decided to prove that George should have included turkeys in his novel, turned myself into a human and then tried to get rich and dominate others.
(Un)fortunately, I did not succeed.
I however learned something really important: the magnetic power of images and visual arts in accessing freely and deeply into human brains. Photography's purpose is to create aesthetically a visual link between consciousness and unconsciousness. 
We are living in crazy times with so many severe mutations (not only animal to human). I want to photograph the Homo Technologicus, the Human of our time. Working with both analogue and digital cameras, I am also experimenting with other visual arts (including performance). 
After three years of living my passion (not from my passion) and refusing to succumb to wedding and commercial photography (no offence), I decided to retire. As an early pensioner, I now enjoy the pleasure of creativity as a turkey at large.
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