For almost thirty years a man indulges, photographically, in a double life. In the privacy of his apartment he dresses up strangely and performs for the camera in a tirelessly repeated operation. No matter that the photography system is improvised and clumsy, that nobody else will see these images. In a fusion of mise en scène and photography he gives visible shape to his fantasy, recreating himself as a hero and achieving self-induced pleasure.   

Taken between 1940 and 1970, this group of some 100 photographs had remained meticulously hidden in a sealed envelope. Having no information whatever regarding their originator, we spontaneously named him Zorro, the man with the whip. And decided to let the images speak for themselves.   

Marion & Philippe Jacquier

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