Mahaut Harley Leca is a Paris-based visual artist. Mahaut fades her images as a protest to pop female photography; to step away from an era where endless access to technology has made shock value tactics the default means to represent the female form.
Mahaut cannibalises published imagery in a collage composed to reclaim the body back from vulgarity. She achieves this by presenting subtle glimpses of form, as opposed to gratuitous female objectification. Mahaut sees her work as letters to the past, a past she never belonged to where sexualisation was identity given to the female form. It is through these letters that she asks us to reject our conditioning and appreciate femininity for its grace and elegance rather than sexuality alone.