Nudists are given new places to explore in this beautifully absurd series of
photographic collage art by French duo Mazaccio & Drowilal. Working with
found photos as well as their own original imagery, Elise Mazac (1988) and
Robert Drowilal (1986) take images out of context and create new stories
with them, often to bizarre and humorous effect. Their series Nunuche (Ninny)
got started when Elise found an old collection of kitchen paper towels that
she had collected as a child. Each patterned with some landscape scene
or holiday theme, the paper towels serve as the background for some
enthusiastic naturalist visitors as they engage in mundane activities like biking,
swimming or gardening. The new creations become celebrations of kitsch
living, as the small people in the wide open landscapes of the textured paper
towels make themselves at home – they may seem a little ridiculous, but
they’re having a great time.
To learn more about their work, read our interview with Mazaccio & Drowilal.