Metroprint produce Bertil Nilsson's 'Undisclosed' black & white images for Paris Cirque show
Bertil Nilsson's 'Undisclosed' images on show at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Paris
Swedish born photographer and film-maker Bertil Nilsson has used Metroprint to produce all ten of his stunning black and white fibre prints for the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris (an international circus festival for up-and-coming circus artists) which takes place this January. These stunning images have been extracted from Nilsson’s latest project ‘Undisclosed: Images of the Contemporary Circus Artist’ on which he has worked extensively over a period of five years, within Europe and North America.
Nilsson typically uses the human form as his inspiration for much of his work and in this project he strips bare the image of the contemporary circus artist, revealing performers in their natural element, in training spaces, using natural light and without colour or clothing. What Nilsson intends for us to see is what is hidden: the sheer physicality that lies beneath each performer, the passion each possesses along with the unseen struggle for perfection, hand in hand with the constant risk and danger in every training exercise.
Click here for more information about the Undisclosed book and Bertil Nilsson
The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain takes place from 24th -27th January in Paris . Click here for more information.
Watch this space for more information about a further exhibition later this year in the UK.