ERRESULLALUNA and Chuli Paquin have lived and worked together in Parma, Italy, since 2012. Their pictures capture a symbolic moment when the models are no longer themselves, but become performers of their ideas and stories. They are fascinated by mythological issues, classicism and consciousness; by the banal equivalence of every human body and their paradoxical uniqueness.
Yasmin is a young girl from Algeria, a dark-haired she-wolf. When I first met her I could not actually see her dark hair because she was wearing a hijab.
“But I wear it only when I come to Europe, as a proud sign of my identity.” Back home she had problems when she was going to swim in a bikini.
“Bigots and stupid people are everywhere” she continued while taking off the veil and everything else. “But in our tradition sex is considered a pleasurable and spiritual activity. According to the Prophet, a man should not leave until his woman is satisfied. And I hope you won’t”.
She stopped talking and let me enter the sweet dampness of the honey of her hive.
I will never forget that night. Maybe I will meet her again. Inshallah.