by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 16 January 2013

The French can get away with anything. Photographer Emmanuelle Brisson’s portrait series Can’t Get It Out Of My Head zeroes in on a woman whose head is enveloped in a cloud of smoke one moment, colourful pom-poms the next, and even an octopus, a watermelon, Christmas fairy lights and heaps of what looks like white flour. It could end up looking ridiculous, but instead it looks poetic.