• Photographer
    Natalya Nova
  • Prize
    1st Place / Fine Art/Portrait
  • Company/Studios
    Supernova Playroom
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    1/125 F13 ISO 400

DARLING is one of the main characters of Jean Genet's poetic novel "Our Lady of the Flowers" (1943) and a love interest of the daring drag queen Divine.


Genet wrote the novel while passing his sentence in Paris’s Prison de la Santé. It was confiscated by the guards and destroyed. He then recreated the book from memory.

I find it profoundly moving that words were so much a part of him that they couldn’t be taken, they were him.

This series is about words and their meaning, the power that they carry, their everlasting transcendental nature and so much more.
Heinrich Zimmer once said, - “The best things can’t be told, the second best are misunderstood. The third best is what we talk about.”
With my series I’m touching on the divine of Jean Genet, and what his language means to me.

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