Mickael Jou’s Dancing Self-Portraits Make the World a Less Boring Place
Mickael Jou‘s self-portraits aren’t your typical selfies—in fact, they’re far from it. Using his gift of dance, Jou creates frames that appear almost ethereal in their aesthetic. The mundane activities of this world are turned into magical moments in what feels like another place and time in this collection of 365 individual images.
The paradox of Jou’s photography is his ability to create such distinct and energized movement within the still borders of a captured frame. While these images can be interpreted and understood in a plethora of ways, it’s hard to look at any single photograph and not feel some sort of emotion erupting from its subject. The simplicity of the settings combines nicely with the eccentricity of Jou to re-inject the joys of life into life itself.
Jou’s photography is an impressive feat through the athletics alone, but the multiple layers of meaning make them that much more extraordinary.