“This picture is a statement. It says: I have the right to be French and I am proud of my culture,”
Parisian banker Eric Hoube explains. He alters photographs of famous French portraits with an unusual layer: everyday objects found in the junk drawer, food pantry or medicine cabinet. In a statement about the series Eric says.
“On one hand, we have artistic masterpieces. And on the other hand, we have objects which are part of our childhood memories, another kind of history.”
His odd and playful alterations using Carambar candies, Lego bricks and Michoko caramels help Eric tell his own version of French history.