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The analogue photography of Aurelie Lagoutte

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Giulia Guido

Sensual and intimate, these are the shots of Aurelie Lagoutte, a French photographer based in London. 
Aurelie was born in France, grew up in a town near Lyon and then moved to Paris where she discovered her passion for photography almost by accident. It happened during a photo shoot with Sebran d’Argent, for whom she was a make-up artist. As if by magic, she became fascinated by analogue photography, by its slow process. 

It was then, about ten years ago, that Aurelie Lagoutte bought her first analogue camera, a Rollei 35, and as a self-taught photographer began to shoot and experiment, immediately turning her lens towards the female body

Her portraits and nudes are a tribute and a discovery of the body that, finally free from clothes, can be shown as it really is. The photographer’s attention is focused on everything that makes a body unique, the shapes, the curves, the scars and the small defects. 

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Aurelie herself does not shy away from the lens and, in addition to shooting others, she often – as happened last year during the lockdown – puts herself in front of the camera, creating stunning self-portraits

“As a self-portrait photographer being in front of the camera is the challenging part. I feel much more vulnerable than being hidden behind it. Now it feels normal but at the beginning I found it hard to let go.”

Today Aurelie Lagoutte lives and works in London, in Shoreditch, and her shots continue to have that je ne sais quoi that makes us dream of being the protagonists of her next shot.

Below is a selection of her work, but to find out more follow her on Instagram and visit her website

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Written by Giulia Guido
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